I firmly believe children should always find at least one book under the tree. I especially love giving personalized books because they’re fantastic at engaging and encouraging kids to read. I’ve shared before about how much we love I See Me! personalized books (take a look at my Who Loves Me? and Royal Birthday Adventure reviews), so it’s no wonder they’re part of this year’s gift guide too. I See Me! has personalized books for every child, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
Our friends at I See Me! sent us a copy of Goodnight Little Me specially personalized for Kay. As always, the quality of I See Me! books is outstanding. The illustrator, Mary GrandPré, is best known for her work in the Harry Potter series, and I love the soft, restful pictures and colour palette used throughout this book.
There’s a spot on the first page for her picture and a personal dedication, and Kay’s name appears on every page. I like how they take the length of the child’s name into consideration. Even though her name is on the shorter end of the spectrum, it doesn’t look like anything’s missing.
The rhyming quatrains introduce Kay to an assortment of friendly animals come to wish her good night and sweet dreams. Among other places, Kay’s name shows up in the flowers, on flags, in a rainbow, and in the stars.
Sail away sweet Kay,
on silver moonbeams
as the Goodnight Parade
marches into your dreams.
This is a fantastic gift for any baby, toddler, or young child on your list this Christmas. I foresee many nights of us reading our special book together, over and over again!
I love supporting companies that give back. In celebration of their newest title I Can Change the World, I See Me! is partnering with The Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project to help feed the hungry this holiday season. In an effort to foster the development of healthy self-esteem and social good among children, I See Me! wants to empower kids to believe in themselves and their ability to effect change.
Take a picture of your child doing a good deed and hashtag it #ShareYourSmile on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. For every photo posted, I See Me! will donate $1 (up to $5000) to the Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project! Learn more at I See Me!
Goodnight Little Me retails for $34.95. See all the personalized children’s books available on the website. I See Me! has put together a special Holiday Gift Guide to help you find the perfect present for any child on your list. Check out their large selection of other personalized gifts, including colouring books, gift sets, and this new line of gorgeous holiday ornaments.
The last day to order for Christmas delivery in the US is December 15, 2014.
Win a Personalized Goodnight Little Me Storybook!
One lucky reader will win a personalized copy of Goodnight Little Me. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the U.S., 18+. All entries will be verified. Standard shipping is 2 weeks within US, and 4 weeks to Canada. Prize delivery is not guaranteed by Christmas so please plan accordingly.
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Disclosure: I received a sample item for review purposes. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ. This unique gift is brought especially to you by our friends at internationally award-winning publisher Chronicle Books.