My kids love to read. My daughter has been reading independently for over a year now. I made a resolution last year not to buy any new books, but I failed miserably. Our home library continues to grow. But can you ever have too many books? My kids and I say no — especially to personalized books. When recently offered the chance to review the personalized My Magical Snowman and Who Loves Me? Valentine Edition Storybook and Stickers Gift Set from I See Me! in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add a new title to my home library, which also includes other I See Me! titles such as My Very Own Fairy Tale, My Very Own Name 15th Anniversary Edition, It’s My Night-Night Time, and Princess.
My Magical Snowman
Recommended for boys and girls from birth through age 8, the 24-page My Magical Snowman is a heart-warming new personalized storybook written by award-winning author Jennifer Dewing and illustrated by artist Amy Schimler-Safford that will make your child feel extra special during the winter season. The magic begins when forest creatures come together to build a special snowman friend just for your child. When your child reaches out for a hug, Snowman comes alive! Your child and Snowman sled, skate, make snow angels, laugh and play together in utter delight. Snowman tells your child that he or she is as “unique as a snowflake” and that the love from your child is the magic that fills up his heart. The hardback book currently costs $29.99.
Over the holiday season, my son absolutely fell in love with Frosty the Snowman, so I was super excited to receive a personalized copy of My Magical Snowman for him. In terms of personalization, the title changes from my to your child’s name: Will’s Magical Snowman. You can then personalize the dedication page with your child’s full name, birthday, and photograph along with a special message from the gift giver. I chose “You are very special and make hearts melt wherever you are!” as the special message for my son. Your child’s first name then appears throughout the text and illustrations.
“Owl, fox, moose, squirrel, and hare built a snowman for Will with the greatest of care. Will woke up, and he looked outside. ‘A snowman for me!’ he shouted with pride,” begins the text of the personalized My Magical Snowman. I love that the story rhymes. Rhyming is so important for language development and makes reading aloud a little bit more fun. My son and I also absolutely love the illustrations. The style is soft and whimsical and full of color. My son loves pointing on the snowman on each page and pointing at his favorite animals. My daughter likes looking for her brother’s name throughout the pictures. My Magical Snowman is the perfect addition to a child’s library this winter season!
Who Loves Me? Valentine Edition Storybook and Stickers Gift Set
Recommended for boys and girls from birth through age 6, the Who Loves Me? Valentine Edition Storybook and Stickers Gift Set written by Jennifer Dewing and illustrated by Maria Carluccio features the names of those who love your child in a lyrical personalized book. The limited edition gift set, which currently costs $34.99, includes matching Valentine’s Day stickers. The 20-page hardback book features six spreads that include the names of the people who love your child. You can enter more than one name on any of the spreads. The beautifully illustrated personalized children’s book reassures the child that he or she is loved by each person in his or her life. The gift set comes with 18 personalized stickers.
Who Loves Me? allows for personalization of a child’s name, gender, and birthday. The child’s name appears throughout the story. The purchaser can also include a custom dedication in the front of the book. I chose “Happy Valentine’s Day! We love you! Mommy and Daddy” for my daughter. I See Me! also allowed me to include a photo of my daughter on the first page above the dedication, which I think makes the story book that much more special. You can also choose six or more people that love your child to include throughout the text. I chose myself, my husband, my son, my mom, and my two brothers as the people who love my daughter so much. The stickers that come with the gift set also include the child’s name and the people that love him or her.
My daughter absolutely loves her personalized copy of Who Loves Me? and the accompanying stickers. The book features a lyrical rhymed text that appeals to little readers and grown-ups alike. My daughter loves seeing her name and the names of the people who love her throughout the book. Both of us also love the beautiful illustrations, which are soft and whimsical. She also loves seeing her photo on the dedication page. And, as a little sticker fan, she absolutely adores the personalized stickers the accompanying the book as part of the limited edition Valentine’s Day gift set. Who Loves Me? Valentine Edition Storybook and Stickers Gift Set from I See Me! is a perfect gift for a beloved child this Valentine’s Day!
My children can be a little rough on books, especially beloved books. The bindings of My Magical Snowman and Who Loves Me? are very sturdy, and the pages are fairly thick. The books have already withstood the wear and tear that my son and daughter have put both through. My son is still learning to turn paper pages gently, but, despite a few small wrinkles, his book still looks as good as new. I am certain that both personalized books will last for years to come based on the high quality materials and construction and my experience with past books from I See Me!
Brighten up this winter and Valentine’s Day with personalized books and gifts from I See Me! My son and daughter received My Magical Snowman and Who Loves Me? Valentine Edition Storybook and Stickers Gift Set. My Magical Snowman tells the story of a magical Snowman who tells your child that he or she is as “unique as a snowflake.” Who Loves You? reassures your child that he or she is loved by the special people in his or her life. The binding are very sturdy, the pages are fairly thick, and the books have already withstood the wear and tear that my kids have put both through. I look forward to reading both personalized books with my daughter and son as both my children grow. If you are a fan of personalized books and are searching for a fun gift this winter or Valentine’s Day, then definitely give My Magical Snowman and Who Loves Me? a read!
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Warming Up Winter with ‘My Magical Snowman’ and ‘Who Loves Me?’ Valentine Edition Storybook and Stickers Gift Set from I See Me! © 2017 Heather Johnson
‘My Magical Snowman’ and ‘Who Loves Me?’ Valentine Edition Storybook and Stickers Gift Set from I See Me! © 2017 Heather Johnson
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