Happy Friday Everyone! This post is brought to you by I See Me personalized children’s books! Many of you know by now how much my kids love to read, but guess how much they love to read a book starring themselves? I couldn’t wait to review this awesome find! All of the opinions and enthusiasm for this fun book are completely my own. #ad
Personalized books are an amazing gift idea for any time of year, but with the holidays coming up quickly you are going to want to take a look at this company. I See Me offers a wide variety of personalized gifts, but we are in love with our new Cricket’s U.S.A Road Trip book. (Cricket is the personalized name we chose for this review).
This particular book is an educational tour across all 50 United States of America with my child in the driver’s seat. She gets a personalized driver’s license at the beginning of the story and travels from state to state in a magical car learning fun facts before she lands in her home state with a big welcome home. As she travels the country she can use the scratch off map to mark which states we’ve already visited. This is a great way for her to learn the names of states, help identify key monuments and understand the geography of our country.
This book measures 9”x11” and is approximately 32 pages long. It is great for girls and boys ages 3-8. You can find other personalized gift ideas here.
The quality of this book is wonderful. It looks exactly like the books you purchase from a big retail store. You know the ones that are churned out hundreds at a time by big publishers. Our personalized book is a one and only copy!
You can personalize this book by uploading a photo to create the little character in the book. Since we do not post our kid pics on the Internet, I opted to provide details about my kid’s hair color and complexion for illustrators to create a kid that looks very much like mine. The first page of the book is a personalized dedication which includes a message from me. The personalization menu options used on the company’s website are very user friendly and includes prompts you can chose from to get you started.
My kid was super excited to get this box in the mail. But when she opened it up to see her name and likeness on the cover she was beyond thrilled. She couldn’t even wait for me before she tore right into opening the package!
We had such a blast interacting with this book. My daughter loved scratching off the states we have already been to, and she loved the big celebration at the end when she reached her home state. This was such a hit I can’t wait to get a personalized book for each of my kids for Christmas!
Which storybook would you have personalized for your kiddo?
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These books are so cool. I think my daughter would love one for Christmas this year. I just really like anything personalized
Kids live to see thier names in books, but a picture will be fun too!
Wow these are really neat, I bet my kids would love to get some of these. Maybe i’ll have to put in the word with Santa 😛
This will be great for my girl 🙂 I will try to get to buy for her. Thank you it was great to read this post
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy!
Personalized gifts are so special. These books are great! And the pictures look so colorful and cute. This would make a great gift for any child.
I’ve seen these and have thought they were interesting. How fun are they? This is a great highlight and such a fun way to personalize a gift.
So much fun!
This is such a fabulous idea. I can’t imagine a kid not being super excited over a book where they are the one going on the adventure. I would totally get this if I knew someone with a little one having a birthday.
I love giving kids books as gifts! It’s one of the best things to give to a child. What’s even better is if it’s personalized for them. I think this is awesome!
These are really cool! I love how you can personalize them. I will have to get my younger brother one of these for the holidays.
I bet he will love it!
I love this idea! What a fun way for kids to learn about the United States and who doesn’t love road trips? I bet she did love seeing her name & likeness on the cover!
It was fun to watch her get so excited!
Personalized gifts are the best! This sounds like such a cool book for kids that have travelled or will be traveling soon!
This is precious. We travel a lot and my kids have been making lists of all the states we have been to in the USA!
I love the idea of keeping a map to cross off each state. So fun!
Personalised gifts are awesome, and a favourite of mine! I’m sure the kids would loving their own name in there!
And their own photo! How cute would their little faces be driving across America?
I love this idea! I definitely want to do this for my niece and nephews! I am always searching for unique presents to send them.
These are such great gifts. My nephew got one for his birthday one year and made us read it with him over and over again.
I love buying personalized stuff for my kids, especially when it’s a book like this one! I think it’s something that my youngest will enjoy reading!
This book is darling, my little one would love it. Especially since it has a map.
The map makes it so much more fun and interactive!
Honestly I’ve never tried buying personalized books for my kids yet! This looks great, I want to buy some for my daughters!
This sounds like such an amazing book and I’m not surprised your daughter loved it so much 🙂 it’s so lovely to have personalised books that make children feel special.
As an adult I LOVE the idea of a personalized book! My daughter would have loved soothing like this as a kids.