I See Me! Children’s Personalized “My Royal Birthday Adventure” Book #Review and #Giveaway

As most of you know, I love personalized children’s books and especially adore I See Me! Children’s Personalized Books.  I have been given another wonderful opportunity to work with I See Me! on another review and this time the book that I was sent was “My Royal Birthday Adventure” It’s a really adorable book and “my” is actually replaced with your child’s name in the title.

Written by Jennifer Dewing and Illustrated by Valerie Sokolova

Most of the other I See Me! books I have reviewed were board books.  This book however is not and contains 26 pages that consists of a charming story, beautiful illustrations and a gorgeous hardcover.  I love the cutout on the front cover that displays the title through the cutout from the dedication page.  This book is full of personalizations throughout the whole book although I absolutely adore the dedication page.  There are quite a few dedication options when choosing all your personalizations.  I chose our son’s to say “This book was made especially for {chid’s first, middle and last name} who arrived on {child’s birthday including the year}.  Happy Birthday!  We love you!  Mommy and Daddy 2012.”  You can personalize it to be specific for a certain birthday or keep it in general like I did.  There is a version for a boy or girl.  The boy version feature’s your son or grandson, etc. as a prince and rides a dragon and in the girls version, your daughter or granddaughter, etc. is featured as the princess and rides a pretty unicorn!

The beginning of the book goes like this:

“{Child’s first name} awoke to a royal birthday show of five royal trumpeters lined up in a row.  He (or she) rolled out of the covers and up he bounced, as one of the trumpeters nobly announced, We have come from a magical far-away land, where birthday parties are majestic and grand.  Happy Birthday, {child’s first name}!  Today is your day.  It’s {child’s birthdate}.  Let’s be on our way!”  And then the boy who is supposed to be my son, jumps on a blue dragon and he takes him off to the magical kingdom!

Then they fly over the kingdom and visit the castle where your child has his own room and of course the illustrations also include your child’s name. Once he goes into the room, an invitation scroll appears for his birthday festivities that includes up to 10 guests that you include in your personalizations!  I think it’s really cute because in my son’s book, the page with the scroll lists mommy and daddy, his brother and sister, and all his grandparents!  Below is an example:

Isn’t that just adorable?!  Then he gets to dress as a knight and ride his horse around the kingdom.  He gets to meet everyone in the kingdom and they tell him how special he is and how generous and kind he is.  Exploring the kingsom is really fun and what makes it really personal and fun to my son is that this story is so personalized that almost every illustration is personalized just for him.  There are hedges with his name on them, flags and banners with his name and even his name shows up in the stars!

The story rhymes which of course is another thing that I love about it.  I have seen many personalized books but in my opinion, I honestly think that I See Me! does it so wonderfully in a way that it really makes any child feel like the story is about them.  It’s not just an insert of a name here or there, it’s like the story and illustrations is literally written just for them.  Our son is 2 and a half and loves to have books read to him.  He especially likes “My Royal Birthday Adventure” because he likes seeing his name in all the illustrations and he feels like he is the main character in the story.  It’s one of the first books he wants read to him at bedtime and he loves pretending to be a knight now.  It’s really cute!

I don’t know what else to say about it.  It’s such a charming and cute story, very personal to my son and we absolutely love it!  I think it also makes reading even more fun and gets children more excited about reading when a story is about them.  I know our 11 year old daughter gets lost in her books and I think this book is really great to help younger kids do the same.  It helps to get their imaginations going a little bit more I think.  I would definitely recommend this book and any other I See Me! Personalized Children’s Books to any family!

Buy It:  Visit I See Me! website to purchase your copy of “My Royal Birthday Adventure” with all your personalizations for $34.95.  Any child would love it and it makes a great birthday gift or any gift for any occasion!  From now until 7/31, you can also receive a discount on your purchase of this book by using discount code “royal” at checkout!

Win It!  Thanks to I See Me!, one of my lucky DustinNikki Mommy of Three readers will win a copy of “My Royal Birthday Adventure” for either a boy or girl (winner’s choice) with all their own personalizations!

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