Friday, November 19, 2010

-CLOSED- I See Me! Review & Giveaway



I was so excited when I got the opportunity to review a book from I See Me! I have wanted a personalized book for our little man for a long time and I have looked at countless sites for personalized books. I See Me! really stood out to me, not only because of the option to do a virtual tour of the book, so that you can make sure that you are getting the perfect book for you little one, but, I loved the illustrations as well as the fun, sweet and touching stories that they have.

I See Me! books was created by Maia and Allan, a husband and wife team whose "...mission is to increase self esteem in children through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child. The goal of our books is to show each child how absolutely unique and special he or she is, to teach the child how to spell his or her name, and to build vocabulary skills."

I chose the "Who Loves Me?" book for our little man and it is just perfect! The illustrations are beautiful and they actually remind me of an Eric Carle book a little (little man LOVES Eric Carle books!). I also loved the story- we had it personalized so that the story would read how much all of his different family members loved him. To me it is a sweet reminder of how much our family loves him, even though they may live far away. I love reading it to him and telling him how much each and every member of our family loves him! I also think that the rhythm and flow of the book is perfect to keep my sons attention span (at 12 months, that is no small task!) and I also think that as he gets older he will continue to enjoy it as he can easily remember the rhyming sentences and read our families names and remind himself that they all love him so much. This will definitely be a book we will treasure for years to come!  
 
  
The "Who Loves Me?" book is written by Jennifer Dewing and illustrated by Maria Carluccio. It is 8.5" x 8.5" and is a hardbound 20 page book.  The pages are very high quality and they also seem very durable, which is a big plus with a 12 month old little boy who likes to turn the pages all by himself! :) You can "flip" through the pages HERE if you'd like to take the virtual tour of "Who Loves Me" and read the sweet story. 

The book is just about infinitely personalize-able! We personalized it to have little man's full name and the date he was born on. Then underneath that it says, "We Love You! Mommy and Daddy, 2010" You could have any number of sayings in your own book though. I See Me! books can be personalized for any number of family members or friends. This would make a wonderful Christmas or birthday gift for any child or a special baby shower gift! 


Some of the other personalize-able books include


Did you see a book that would be perfect for your little one for Christmas or as a "just because I love you" gift? You can buy any of the I See Me! personalized books from their website

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You can enter to WIN a personalized copy of "Who Loves Me" from I See Me! books!  I See Me! has been so generous and offered one of my readers to win the same book I received (personalized for your child, of course)

  Here's how to enter:
Mandatory Entry:
 
*This mandatory entry must be completed for the rest of your entries to be valid. I will be checking/verifying your comments, if you say you signed up for something or did something, you do need to actually do it for it to count as an entry*
  • You must my publicly follow my blog via Google Friend Connect AND visit I See Me! and tell me one other item you like!
Extra Entries:
  •  "Like" I See Me! on Facebook and leave them a comment thanking them for the giveaway on The Little Hedgehog (2 entries)

  • Add my *NEW* button to your blog and leave me a link (2 entries) 
  • Follow me on Twitter: @lttlehedgehog then, comment here with your Twitter ID to get your entry. (1 entry) 
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Comment with a direct link to your tweet so I can see it to get your entry!  You may use this tweet or make up your own:  #Win a personalized book: "Who Loves Me" from I See Me! books on the @lttlehedgehog blog! http://bit.ly/aVHrRQ {Ends 11/29} #giveaway  (1 entry per day)
  • Sign up to receive the little hedgehog emails via feedburner and have your subscription verified. (2 entries)
  • Blog about this review/giveaway. Be sure to include a link to this review/giveaway. Comment with a link to your blog post to get your entry! (2 entries)

Don't forget to put your email address in each comment so I can get a hold of you if you are the lucky winner! If I cannot get a hold of you, I will have to draw another winner! Also, I will check to make sure that the winner filled out the mandatory entry.

Open to U.S. residents only.

I'll accept entries until Monday, November 29, 2010 at Midnight PST. I'll select a winner using random.org's random number generator, then email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email and if I don't get a response, I will have to choose another winner. Again, make sure you leave your email address in your comment!

*I See Me! will be mailing the winner’s book to them directly.

Thank you to I See Me! for providing me with the opportunity to host this review & giveaway at no cost to myself. The item sent to me for review has not influenced my opinion of the product. I have sought to give my honest opinions and experiences on this product. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Thank you again to I See Me! for sponsoring this review and giveaway!






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  24. I love the I See Me idea of compiling the child's art into a book. What a GREAT way to save all those drawings piling up in the closet and in boxes.
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