My kids and I love the personalized books from I See Me! Both my kids have amassed quite a collection of custom books since my daughter received a copy of My Very Own Fairy Tale four years ago. Most recently my son received a copy of My Very Own Name 15th Anniversary Edition, which both kids love to hear read aloud. Thus, when recently offered the chance to review the Princess: A Day in the Life of a Princess personalized book from I See Me! for National Princess Week starting on April 24, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.
“One morning, when Poppy woke up, she knew something was different. Poppy felt a special glow in her cheeks and a tingle in her toes. She hurried to the mirror to see what had changed. Was it what she dreamed? Yes! Overnight, she’d become a princess!” begins Princess from I See Me! and the international award-winning publisher Chronicle Books. What little girl would not love seeing herself as the princess in her very own personalized princess book? The Princess personalized book allows a special little girl to share in royal dreams by incorporating her name, skin tone, hair color, photo, hometown, birth date, and favorite color throughout the story. This book is a dream come true for any little princess!
Princess currently retails for $34.99. With twenty-four pages of personalization, the book is a bit more expensive of other books of comparable length. However, other books lack the personalization that Princess and I See Me! offer. Every page of this book includes personalization through names, favorite colors, pictures, and more! I would definitely pay the current retail value for a copy for my daughter. In fact, I have purchased personalized books from I See Me! for both my kids. Thus, I rate Princess extremely favorably in terms of price.
Young children are sometimes hard on books, especially beloved books. The binding of Princess is very sturdy, and the glossy pages are quite thick. The book has already withstood the wear and tear that my daughter has put it through. She sometimes gets a little rough with her books, especially when she gets super excited about reading. However, despite a few small wrinkles, the book still looks as good as new. I am certain that this book will last for years to come based on the high quality materials and construction. I therefore rate Princess very highly in terms of the quality.
Recommended for girls from birth through age 8, the Princess personalized book allows for personalization of a child’s name, birthday, hair color, skin tone, favorite color, hometown, and qualities. You also get to choose a name for the princess’ pony. The purchaser can also include a custom dedication in the front of the book. I chose to dedicate the book with “This book was made especially for Poppy Johnson. May all your dreams come true!” I See Me! also allowed me to include a photo of my daughter on the first page above the dedication and within the text, which I think makes the story book that much more special. The child’s name appears throughout the story within the text and pictures. My daughter absolutely loves seeing her name all over her copy of Princess. I thus rate this title extremely highly in terms of personalization.
The text within Princess appeals to a wide age range of little girls, from birth to age 8. My daughter is four years old and has been learning to read for the past couple of months. As soon as I gave her her copy of Princess, she sat down and started reading. She loved picking out her name in the text. Many of the words are still difficult for her, but she was able to read most of the story by herself. Personalized books are perfect for beginning readers because kids love recognizing their own names. I know that this book will continue to grow with my daughter as she practices her newfound reading skills. I therefore rate the text of Princess extremely highly in terms of the text.
My daughter and I both love the beautiful illustrations in her copy of Princess. I love that I could personalize the princess to look like my daughter, light skin and blonde hair. You can also choose other hair colors and skin tones so that the princess in the story reflects the princess reading the book. The illustrations are bright and colorful, full of the whimsy that you expect in a princess story. I also love that my daughter’s name appears throughout the illustrations. Her name appears on the princess’ bed, carriage, and more. Any little girl will love pouring over the beautiful pictures in her personalized copy of Princess.
Just as with the other personalized books from I See Me! that my kids own, Princess is a new favorite for my daughter. She loves seeing her name throughout the story and pictures. She also loves reading about herself waking up one day as a princess. The binding is very sturdy, the pages are glossy and thick, and the book has already withstood the wear and tear that my daughter has subjected it to. I look forward to reading this personalized princess book with my daughter for years to come. If you are a fan of personalized books like my kids and I are, then definitely give Princess: A Day in the Life of a Princess from I See Me! a read.
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‘Princess’ Personalized Book from I See Me! Book Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
Cover of ‘Princess’ Personalized Book from I See Me! © 2016 Heather Johnson
Dedication of ‘Princess’ Personalized Book from I See Me! © 2016 Heather Johnson
First Page of ‘Princess’ Personalized Book from I See Me! © 2016 Heather Johnson
Personalized Photo in ‘Princess’ Personalized Book from I See Me! © 2016 Heather Johnson
Personalized Letter in ‘Princess’ Personalized Book from I See Me! © 2016 Heather Johnson
Personalized Pony in ‘Princess’ Personalized Book from I See Me! © 2016 Heather Johnson
Last Page of ‘Princess’ Personalized Book from I See Me! © 2016 Heather Johnson
Back Cover of ‘Princess’ Personalized Book from I See Me! © 2016 Heather Johnson