Who Loves Me? Personalized Book
If you’re looking for a gift that is more meaningful than a new dress and more lasting than a plastic egg full of jelly beans, we recommend the personalized book, Who Loves Me?, by I See Me! This colorful and thoughtful read includes the name of your child in the title, for example, “Who Loves Emily”.
Upload a picture of your child to be displayed on a dedication page along with their full name, and choose up to 6 names of those who love your child best to be incorporated into the story. Each of these names is featured on a page spread along with a lyrical rhyme of that emphasizes the depth of their love. For example – and this is a paraphrase – ” Mama loves you more than the mountains and more than the streams…”. The sentiments are nature based and accompanied by a collage-style illustration that reminded me of Eric Carl. Think colorful hand-cut painted papers that are layered to create vibrant images.
This book is sure to become a favorite. Just try not to tear up each time you read it! You can also order a sibling version, though I recommend one for each kid to avoid drama.
Micro Raschel Throw
No one can resist snuggling up with a cozy blanket, so your kids are sure to love a Micro Raschel Throw by The Northwest Company. My girls like the Hello Kitty Throw, not only because it is so soft. There are literally thousands of tapestry throws and blanket throws to choose from, along with wearable blankets for kids and adults, so you’re sure to find just the right one. (Who doesn’t need a Spider Man wearable blanket?)
From movie favorites, like Star Wars and Frozen, to every sports team imaginable, they have you covered. The only trouble, aside from deciding which one to get, is viewing all the options at once. If you’re patient enough to let it load, you’ll get to see all the tapestries, fleece blankets and wearable throws they have to offer.
If you’re trying to figure out an appropriate gift for a baby, we suggest a teether. They might be too young for a chocolate bunny or peeps, but they’ll still get to put something in their mouth! As colorful as an Easter Egg, the Munch Mitt is a perfect fit for your baby’s Easter Basket.
The Munch Mitt is basically a little glove that fits over your baby’s hand and keeps it dry as she gnaws away. It has an adjustable wrist strap to keep it snug, and the tip is covered in a colorful nubby silicone that sooths baby’s gums. The rest of the mitt is made of that crinkly material, just for fun.
The unique feature of the glove is that your baby won’t keep dropping it on the floor. So it’s perfect for those first teeth, when baby is young enough to not pull it off. It’s machine washable and comes with a little bag for travel or washing. It comes in three bold colors: purple, green and yellow.
Edgar and The Tree House of Usher
Although the story is inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s short story THE FALL of the HOUSE of USHER, it’s definitely not a re-telling of the tale. The characters have the same names, and there is a house that falls down, but this story has a happy ending.
Edgar decides to go play with his friend Roderick’s in his tree house, and won’t let his sister come along. She follows him any way, and despite classic sibling rivalry, they come together to help rebuild the tree house into a nest after the storm blows it down.
It’s illustrated by, who managed to invoke an impressive amount of motion and emotion into his “gothic” inspired drawings. We especially liked the way he portrayed the relationship between the siblings.
If you are a Poe fan, but aren’t ready to share his original tales with your young children, Edgar and The Tree House of Usher is a good place to start!
We’re excited to be hosting another giveaway! One lucky reader will receive a copy of Edgar and The Tree House of Usher. If you’ve always loved Poe, you’ll love this children’s book!
There are SIX ways to win, and the contest will run through Midnight on March 27, 2016.