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I have reviewed several books from I See Me over the years and whether it’s for a birthday or the holidays or just because, I have never been disappointed. When they introduced the new Christmas Sing-A-Long book and CD, I couldn’t resist the chance to check it out!
As always, there was a great opportunity to add personal touches to the book. I was able to include Xander’s name along with a personal message and photo in the dedication area. The CD is also personalized with Xander’s name worked into the songs and in between. You can take a listen to a few short excerpts I recorded in the video below.
What can I say? I See Me! has blown me away once again! They have a knack for creating beautifully illustrated books. Each page is full of little details that leave something new for your child to discover each time they look. I love that they can work names into the songs with a natural flow that makes it feel like your favorite carols have always had your child’s name in them.
The CD has the same level of seamless quality. If you’ve had other personalized songs before, you may be familiar with that awkward pause or change in tone when they come to your child’s name. You don’t hear that in I See Me’s audio CD. The singing is also very pleasant to listen to. She has a voice that will keep your child interested but isn’t so high-pitched that you want to scream… in fact, I’ve found myself listening when Xander isn’t home. 😛
Overall, I am once again impressed with the products from I See Me! If a book isn’t what you’re looking for, they also offer a wide range of other products including Lunchboxes, Puzzles, Co
Pros: Beautifully illustrated. Personalized with name and dedication. Seamless integration of the child’s name in book and music. Lovely singing voice with songs we all grew up with.
Cons: I didn’t get one for me! 😉
I See Me! provides the highest quality, most personalized children’s books available. They opened for business in May of 2000, after a year of active product development. The founders received a personalized book as a gift for their first son in 1998. They loved the fact that it was personalized but thought that the illustrations could have been much better and the story more customized to the child. Thus I See Me! was born.
Their mission is to increase self-esteem in children through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child. The goal of I See Me books is to show each child how absolutely unique and special he or she is, to teach the child how to spell his or her name, and to build vocabulary skills.
Gather ‘round the Christmas tree to share favorite Christmas carols with your child. My Christmas Sing-Along Book & Songs includes a hardcover personalized book and a CD featuring twelve classic children’s Christmas songs, each personalized with your child’s name! You’ll also receive an MP3 digital download of the personalized music.($39.99)
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