Make Reading Time More Interesting With Personalized Children’s Books From I See Me!

Mommy and toddlers holding I See Me! personalized children's book

From the time my kids were born, I always make it a point to include reading to them in our routine. When they were younger, I would read to them every night before they go to sleep. They’ve always loved reading; which is why I would always give them a book as a gift for any occasion. But now that they’re a little bit older, they seem to have a shorter interest in books; and seem to be more interested in playing other toys. I guess it’s my fault because I somehow let our bedtime story slipped into the every day craziness of our lives.

Today, I’ve partnered with I See Me! to bring you personalized children’s books to make reading time more interesting for your kids.

About I See Me!

I See Me! provides the highest quality, most personalized children’s books available. They opened for business in May of 2000. The owners received a personalized book as a gift for their first son in 1998. While they loved the fact that it was personalized, they thought that the illustrations could have been much better and the story more customized to the child. Thus I See Me! was born. You can read more about them here.

About The Personalized Book

I See Me! offers a wide variety of personalized children’s books for different occasions which I really liked. Among them are hardcover storybooks, board books, and coloring books that you can give as a birthday, Christmas, or Easter gift.

Mommy and toddlers holding I See Me! personalized children's book

We were provided with We Go Together Like Personalized Book. Sisters, brothers, and best friends will cherish this personalized storybook that features them on every spread. You can read more about this here.

About The Customization Process

I love how I See Me! let you customize your book as much as you want. During the customization process, you will be asked to provide the children’s (or kid’s) name, their gender, their hair color, and their skin tone. You can also add a dedication which you can select from their list of options, the sender’s name, and the year it will be given; you can also upload a photo of the recipients if you prefer; and, for an additional cost, put the personalized book inside a keepsake gift box with a bow. Processing and delivery of your order take around 2 weeks; but they do provide expedited shipping if you need it sooner.

Please note that customizations may vary per book.

Reading Our Personalized Children’s Book

Mommy and toddlers reading I See Me! personalized children's book

I showed the personalized book to the kids one Saturday morning after we had breakfast, and they got excited when they saw it. We all sat comfortably on the couch, and started reading. To my surprise, both the kids listened attentively and sat quietly until we finished reading our personalized book.

One of the pages of We Go Together Like, from I See Me personalized children's book

I find it really adorable that the children are compared to popular word pairs — hello and goodbye, peanut butter and jelly, thunder and lightning, sunshine and rainbows, and more — throughout the text. And I also love how they incorporated the children’s name all throughout the book.

Because of this collaboration, I re-discovered how much we enjoy reading books. So I will do my best to incorporate it back to our bedtime routine.

The Verdict

I love the concept behind I See Me!’s personalized children’s books. In fact, 2 years ago, even before I started blogging, I got my daughter her first Christmas book from I See Me! I loved it so much that I planned to get another one for my son’s first Christmas. But life got so busy and I totally forgot; I didn’t remember to order him his personalized book until it was too late.

The way I See Me! personalize their books and their graphics are just too adorable. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who are looking for a great book option to give a child.

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This product was provided for free by I See Me! in exchange for my honest review. As always, thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own.

What did you think of this post? How do you like the idea of gifting a personalized book to a child? Have you gotten a personalized children’s book from I See Me! before? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.

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  1. Shannon @ Lady's Little Loves
    April 17, 2017 / 10:18 AM

    Oh my gosh, my kids would love these! How cute and special!!!

  2. Jessica Peresta
    April 17, 2017 / 10:55 AM

    This is such a great idea! My kids would like these.

  3. Victoria McGill
    April 17, 2017 / 11:05 AM

    This is such a great idea! I think we will find a book like this on our bookshelf soon.

  4. Ellie Augustin
    April 17, 2017 / 11:45 AM

    Books are everything at my house! I love this. This is such a sweet idea and will be cherished I’m sure so much by your kids.

  5. April 17, 2017 / 11:47 AM

    a family friend got a personalized book for my one year old daughter and she loves hearing her name in the book. i will check this one out to maybe order some more for our reading time. Its part of our bedtime routine

    • April 19, 2017 / 11:20 AM

      My kids love our book too! They’re always looking forward to reading it.

  6. Maria DeRosario
    April 17, 2017 / 12:46 PM

    I’ve always wanted to get my son a personalised story book and have seen a couple online as well. I like how the characters resemble the kids and can envision my son being so excited. I will give this a thought after reading your review.

  7. Stay at Home Science
    April 17, 2017 / 2:19 PM

    I really like that they offer books personalized for siblings. I think this book would be a good strategy in helping my kids play together!

  8. Ryan Sneltzer
    April 17, 2017 / 2:21 PM

    This is great. We have a couple books kind of like this and our son loves them. Definitely makes story time fun it is personalized for the kid.

  9. Kayla O'Neill
    April 17, 2017 / 2:37 PM

    This is such a great idea for a birthday gift! I bet my son would love one!

  10. Babies to Bookworms
    April 17, 2017 / 2:53 PM

    Personalized books are such a great way to get kids interested in books and reading! This looks fantastic!

  11. TheKeeleDeal
    April 17, 2017 / 4:10 PM

    This book looks adorable. My little man would love it! I need to look into getting him one.

  12. April 17, 2017 / 4:29 PM

    I remember getting a personalized book when I was a child and I still have it to this day. It’s such a fun addition to my bookshelf!

  13. April 17, 2017 / 6:25 PM

    Aww, this is so fun! Reading to kids is really important! And I know the kids I take care of would get a huge kick out of a book where they could find themselves–they get really excited when I read the Bible to them and a character shares their name or the name of someone they know, and then they need to have me show where on the page so that they can read their name!

  14. Corey Wheeland
    April 17, 2017 / 8:53 PM

    So awesome! My daughter loves reading books that have a little girl as the main character that has her name. I’ve only found one book that has it spelled the way she does (Zoey! Kind of like yours :)) so this would be a great way to get her another one!

  15. Angela
    April 17, 2017 / 9:03 PM

    These are really great books! I think my kids would love one. I’m visiting their website now!

  16. April 17, 2017 / 11:03 PM

    These look awesome for my son’s upcoming 3rd birthday!

  17. Melissa
    April 17, 2017 / 11:20 PM

    That looks like such a cute book. I love how you can personalize it for siblings!

    • April 19, 2017 / 11:22 AM

      Thank you! That is so true! I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it.

  18. Christine Keys
    April 18, 2017 / 2:56 AM

    I definitely need to look into purchasing a personalized book for my son’s birthday. Thanks so much for sharing your review. 🙂

  19. April 18, 2017 / 6:17 AM

    At home we love reading.It is same with my kid too.He loves everything personalized.So,I know such a book will make him more excited!
    -Amila Wickramarachchi

  20. Casey Fossett Powers
    April 18, 2017 / 7:59 AM

    We love our I SEE ME! book…makes the kiddo feel famous!

  21. Devon Bernthal
    April 18, 2017 / 8:28 AM

    We haven’t tried them yet but they look great!

  22. vriley85
    April 18, 2017 / 5:25 PM

    this is so fun! my kids have a couple of personalized books and they’re a favorite

  23. Luz Tijerina
    April 18, 2017 / 6:05 PM

    I definitely want one for my son, it looks so fun!

  24. Kristin
    April 18, 2017 / 7:09 PM

    Those are so fun! My mom got the kids personalized books for Christmas and I still remember mine from when I was little.

  25. HilLesha
    April 19, 2017 / 12:23 AM

    My children have a couple of the I See Me books. They make wonderful gifts!

  26. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    April 19, 2017 / 8:12 AM

    Personalized books are so cute and so much fun to read. I should have gotten my son one when he was little. What a great idea!

  27. Kari Chalene
    April 20, 2017 / 10:03 AM

    We have a few personalized books at home as well. It’s fun to watch their reactions to their own names 🙂

  28. April 21, 2017 / 6:07 AM

    I’ve heard SO many good things about these books!

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