Saturday, July 21, 2012

"I See Me!" Personalized Books

It's been a crazy week of FOUR ROUNDS of different visitors staying with us, but Baba G is currently napping and I've managed to find a moment to check in. I thought that today I'd write about this totally cool book that one of our friends bought for Baba G, because—on top of having a stream of people staying with us over the past seven days—my husband was also traveling for work two of those nights, and when he came back the first thing he did was sit down with BG and read him the book below in a bunch of different silly voices. And let me tell you that is quite a long book for a six-month-old to be interested in, so the silly voices were key!


What's awesome about this book, and all of the other "I See Me!" books, is that they're customized so that they work your kid's name into the story. The pirate one is about a bunch of little kiddie pirates who need to find a first mate that will lead them to a treasure. Different sea creatures pop up and give their opinions on what kind of matey they should be looking for, which helps to eventually spell out both a first and last name.

You can take a virtual tour of the pirate book here.

The Manta Ray suggests a Mindful boy

The Dolphin says to look for a Dependable boy

The books can be customized for girls and boys and there are a ton of different stories to choose from if for some reason you are not a fan of pirates. (What's wrong with you?!?) They've got one about fairies, holiday-themed stories, adventure stories, ones for big brothers or sisters, you name it.

My husband reads the dialogue for each of the sea animals in a different voice and it never fails to crack me up. He's got a deep, slow voice for the walrus, a high squeaky voice for the dolphin, and don't even get me started on how well he can talk like a pirate. I knew there was a reason I married him.

As you can see, Baba G is quite captivated by the whole thing.

I can't stand the suspense!

The bottom line: Any "I See Me!" book would make for a great, unique baby/toddler/kid gift. It looks like they run from around $25 to $35 each. If books aren't your thing, they also carry personalized placemats, puzzles, and coloring books. Baba G gives his book a pirate's seal of approval!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice post! Looks like a great time. I know my kids loved the personalized books for kids i got them this Christmas. There faces lit up when they say they were in the stories themselves.