The Library of Alexandria was where ancient Egyptian scholars invented both world-changing mathematical theorems and shushing. Brush up on book learning with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 toward a personalized children's book from the online store of I See Me!
Endorsed by celebrity moms Brooke Shields, Courteney Cox, and Jessica Alba, the bookworms at I See Me! bind an eclectic library of hardcover children’s books personalized with rhyming yarns about their young recipients. Kids' own artwork and words adorn the award-winning pages of The World According to Me ($39.95), and dreamily collaged contents answer the question Who Loves Me? with a poem that describes actual family members by name and license-plate number ($24.95). In My Very Own Name, a wise, friendly owl oversees a madcap assembly of first and last names by a vibrantly rendered forest of creatures, which spell out kids' first and last names letter-by-letter using rhymes ($29.95)—other tomes see fairies and pirates drafting the child's moniker. Books designed for holidays and special occasions flesh out the I See Me! library with texts drafted by well-read Christmas trees.
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The fantasies about fairy princesses, nautical captains, and talking animals that arise from a child’s fertile imagination always have one thing in common—the child is the star. I See Me! indulges children’s desires to play the feature role in their daydreams by creating personalized children's books that journey through magical gardens, aboard pirate ships, and to other imaginative places. Through each vibrant, glossy page, characters spell out the child’s name one letter at a time and explain their choices through rhyming verse, finally ending the tale with a celebration over selecting the perfect name and not having to use any semicolons. Thanks to their distinctive art and youthful appeal, the hardcover books' rhyming stories have garnered numerous awards and even become popular with celebrity moms including Brooke Shields, Courteney Cox, and Jessica Alba. I See Me! also creates other gifts—including coloring books, placemats, and puzzles—whose artistic designs welcome parents’ personalization.