The baby can't appreciate them for the moment (these were presents for a newborn) but the new Mum was really touched. Highly recommend!
My Very Own Name Storybook
Tiffany Gern from Naperville, IL
I purchased the My Very Own Name book for my cousin's first child. When I received it, I was beyond impressed. The quality and color of the illustrations is impeccable! I cannot wait to give this wonderful gift that I know the whole family will love for years.
Martha Towler from Jackson Heights NY
I was very happy to see our gift was delivered about a week earlier than expected. My friends loved it!
Christie Pham from Pittsburgh
I have sent the My Very Own Name book to many friends and family as a gift for when their child is born. I was blessed to receive my own copy when my daughter was born in January. It simply is a special and educational way to celebrate a new baby!
Mary Fridley from LAKE ST LOUIS MO
I have given the My Very Own Name book as gifts countless times. Recipients (parents) are touched by the book. I also LOVE the Christmas book. These are items that can be treasured for many years to come. WONDERFUL sentiments. I even recommended this book to a male high schooler for his new nephew-he bought it and all loved it!!!
Kudos to I See Me!
Richard Stiffler from Cranberry Twp. Pa
This was my first purchase with this company and I am very pleased. It was a gift for my new grandson. The book arrived faster than I anticipated and his parents so pleased. My son said it is the best gift he has gotten. KUDOS to all at I SEE ME!
My son loves this book!
Megan Hogan from Brooklyn, NY
This book is gorgeously illustrated and my son loves it when I read it to him. He giggles and loves to touch the pages and is excited by all the colors and different animals. A must have for any family!
Bridget Griffith from Tampa
My son received this book as his first Christmas gift from and we love it! The illustrations are brightly colored and beautifully done. We love it so much I plan to purchase books from this company for all my friends and family with children!
worth every penny
Kathryn Green from Island Lake IL
Absolutely beautiful book! Every page is dedicated to a child's learning. Well worth every penny. This book is truly a joy that every child should experience.
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Jennifer from Cincinnati, Ohio
Just received this as a gift today and it brought tears to my eyes because it is so sweet and beautiful! The baby is too little to appreciate it yet, but I know he will love it. I will definitely use this company for future gifts.
Can't say enough about this book
Kari Byrd from Tampa, FL
My son is just learning to read and when he read his name, his eyes were wide and bright. He was so excited that the book was about him, and he wondered how did they do that??!!It was a very exciting mommy and daddy moment!
Linda Nelson from Yankton, South Dakota
Absolutely a Beautiful Book and my Grandson loves it because it is about him.
rosanna from massapequa, ny
this is my third book from this company. I love all the items and the customer service is amazing. will continue to buy and recommend to all my friends and family
Nikki from Conway, Arkansas
A book your child will want to read again and again! Illustrations are great and the story is catching! So worth every penny!
Sandy H. from Ontario, Canada
Bought this as a gift for my nephew, arrived earlier then expected. Superior quality that will be enjoyed for years to come!
Helps children learn how to spell their names
Susan Sullivan from Bradenton FL
I have had nothing but rave reviews about this book. I've purchased it 6 times. My grandson is now 5 years old and he loves this book because it is has his very own name. It is about him. It has helped him learn his letters and spell his own name. The one thing that I find so special about this book is that it becomes a personalized family heirloom.
My Very Own Name
Leslie Andrews from New Castle, PA
I ordered this book from a catalog which didn't provide the capability of previewing it. However, I trusted that it would be appropriate for my 5 year old grandson as it was recommended for children through the age of ten. I was very disappointed when it arrived to find that it is really a baby book. I think my grandson would probably feel insulted getting it as a gift. Too bad, because it is a lovely book.
Great illustration, but can do better
Mary from San Francisco, CA
My mother bought 6 of these books for all of her grandchildren, including my 20 month old son. I love the illustration and the story, but each book all have the same beginning and ending. Wish it was written out differently somehow for every book. Plus, the pages are very easy to tear - which my son had already torn many pages.
mary ladd from new york
Great book! My son loves it! We read it a few times a week!
Pauline Brown from Brookeville, MD
I brought this book for my first grandchild. I love it, Love it. This is something she can cherish for always. This is the second book I have ordered.
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Alicia from East Lansing, MI
We received this book for our new baby boy from my Aunt and Uncle. I cried while reading it to him as it is such a sweet book. He loves having it read to him. What a brilliant idea with the names. My Aunt passed away a couple months after getting the book. Knowing that she sent it and was able to personalize it means the world and something I will teach him to cherish.
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I was excited to show her the book I received for her. I didn't tell her the book was about her. I just laid in bed with her that night and asked her to read to me. How her face lit up when she realized the book was about her!!
keegan from colorado
It's awesome. I'm 10 and it still cool. I will keep it forever.
My daughter loved it!!!
Alicja from Stroudsburg, PA
My daughter got it for her 8th birthday. She loves it. I do not think she is too old for that book. Now when she can read she enjoys it even more :)
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It was absolutely amazing to read this book aloud and watch the face of my son as he listened to the different animals choosing letters to build his name.
Not a fan of the art, but my kid loves it
James from California
My daughter loves this book. I'm not a fan of the art, and it's way too long (she has kind of a long name), but she does like it.
Product Nursery Review from Project Nursery Website
Here at Project Nursery, we recently named our top Books for Baby's 1st Year and I See Me! of course tops that list. Just like all parents, we have our favorite children's books, and nothing wins your child over more than a book that features him or herself! I See Me! allows you to personalize their books so your child is the star of the story.
Christine from Lockport, IL
I purchased this book for my nephew's first birthday. The quality exceeded my expectations. The images are in very vibrant colors, the cover is sturdy and the pages are made of high quality paper that won't easily rip. I will definitely recommend this site to friends!
Susan from Chicago
My Aunt got this book for my first son, and he loved it so much that we all memorized the whole thing. I sought out the website so that I could buy one for baby number 2 and we can enjoy it all over again!
BEAUTIFUL- Well made!
Melanie from Kenner, Louisiana
I just really wanted to post how happy I am with my order. I purchased the My Very Own Name book as a gift to my 2 yr old God child, Annabelle and I couldn't be happier with the quality and illustrations. I am beyond impressed and will be ordering more books for my kids as well. :)
Thank you 'I See Me' company. Well done!
My Very Own Name Storybook
5 out of 5 based on 30
Animals bring letters one by one to spell out your child's first and last name in rhyme! At the end, they celebrate because they have created the perfect name for the child.
My Very Own' Name is a beautifully illustrated personalized children's book that helps children to learn to recognize letters and spell their names. In this hardcover, professionally bound book, animals bring letters one by one to create the child's first and last names in rhyme. A jackal brings a J, an ostrich brings an O, and so on. At the end, the animals celebrate because they've created the perfect name.
As an added personal touch, this award-winning book includes the child's birth date, a printed dedication from the sender, and an illustrated encyclopedia of 61 animals. This storybook is made in the USA and written by Maia Haag.
Gender and ages:
Boys and girls ages 0-12
9" x 11"
Number of pages:
Approximately 30 pages, depending on the length of the name
iParenting, Mom's Choice, Creative Child Magazine, Benjamin Franklin Award and HomeSchool.com Award
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Author: Maia Haag
Maia Haag, Author and CEO of I See Me! Inc., loved to write as a child and would create crayon-illustrated, yarn-bound stories to give to her parents as Christmas gifts. Maia continued her passion for writing as an English major at Princeton, and her personalized storybook books have been granted the iParenting Award, Family Choice Award, Mom's Choice Award, and Benjamin Franklin Award. Maia has been featured in dozens of magazines and newspapers including People, Good Housekeeping, Entrepreneur magazine and The Chicago Sun-Times, and she has appeared on over 35 television news shows around the country.
Illustrator: Mark Mille
The career path of artist/photographer Mark Mille was set when, as a child, he first smelled oil paints and kneaded erasers. From a childhood of painting still lifes at his parents' kitchen table, his career later found him producing illustrations for major national clients, teaching illustration and creating original oil and pastel paintings. His award-winning work is now held in private, corporate and museum collections across the country and abroad.