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Part of any child’s development of healthy self-esteem is making a habit of giving back to others. I Can Change the World! is an uplifting personalized storybook that teaches your child that change can start with just one person—your child! Even a small child has the ability to spread kindness and change the world… by using manners, doing chores around the house to help the family, being a good friend, collecting food for the hungry, and more. Even a simple smile can change someone else’s day! This storybook empowers kids to believe in themselves and their ability to affect change in those around them.
I Can Change the World! is personalized with your child’s name on the cover and throughout the book and illustrations. You can also include a printed dedication in the beginning of the book and a photo of your child to make it extra special. Written by award-winning children’s author Jennifer Dewing, illustrated by artist Marie Cardouat.
Over the years with six birthdays and Christmases, Eva has had her fair share of gifts and surprises. I have never seen, however, the reaction out of her that she gave her Dad and I when we presented Eva with her own copy of Eva Can Change the World. She giggled with excitement and smiled from ear to ear as she realized she had her very own personalized book. She couldn't believe that not only was she "famous" - but that it wasn't just her Dad and I who knew she was a world changer - everyone knew how special she was, so special in fact, that someone had a book written just about her. Here's what Eva had to say about her very own I See Me book:
I love reading this book because it was made by my Mommy and Daddy just for me. I feel so happy every time I read it and I feel so special. I love it when my Mom and Dad read to me, but I even like to try to read this book by myself. My favorite part is when it talks about "feeling small but being tall" because that's how I feel every morning when I wake up. I know I'm just six but I can still do really great things. I like seeing my name in the book all the time because my name isn't spelled like other "Ava's." Mine is spelled E-V-A. It makes me feel special to see my own name on all the pages. Now I feel special because being different is what makes me special. - Eva (Age 6)
Aside from the awesome fact that this book comes personalized for my kids, here are some of the things I LOVE about the I See Me, I Can Change The World books:
- The bright colors and sturdy pages make it enjoyable to read as well as keep it safe from accidental tears.
- The dedication page allows the book to have a special spot to feature not only the child's picture, and birthday, but also a message from whomever has decided to honor them with this book.
- The child's name is written in creative ways on almost every single page in the book.
- When ordering this book for that special child in your life, I See Me takes personalizing books one step further by taking down the child's skin tone, hair color and length so that each page features a character that looks just like your child. This book truly is about them!
- The message about this book is simple and true and gives your child simple ways they can change the world every single day, even if they do wake up "feeling small".
Our family loves books! Eva Can Change the World, without a doubt, has become one of the most popular books to read, especially at bed time. What better way for your child to end the day than than to be reminded of how special they are and how they can make a difference in their family, their school, and even in their community. My daughter Eva is just learning to read. She has several books she can read on her own but there is no other book she likes to practice more than the book that was written just for her. Even when she becomes frustrated at times, by not being able to read a particular word, seeing her character and her name on the pages encourages her to keep trying. I love everything about this book, but what I love most is knowing that as Eva grows up, this will be one of those keepsakes she holds on to. It will be one of those few cherished items that will not only remind her that she is special - but will remind her that her Daddy and I think she is to, that we know, Eva will change the world.
Participate in I See Me!'s corresponding social movement #ShareYourSmile movement by posting a photo of your child’s smiling face to our social media channels. Encourage your children to do a good deed - help a friend, share a snack, hug a family member - and share a picture of their smiling face using #ShareYourSmile. It just may set off a chain reaction until your whole neighborhood is displaying acts of kindness!
It's not to early to start thinking about Christmas gifts! Any of the I See Me books would make the perfect gift for any child on your list but especially the I Can Change the World book! You can change their world with this simple and creative gift. I See Me is doing their part to change the world by donating $5,000 dollars to the Scary Mommy Project to help bring Thanksgiving meals to needy families this year.
Last day to order in time for Christmas delivery is December 15th.
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One lucky reader will win their own personalized I Can Change The World book for that special child in their life. The giveaway will end on November 11 at 11:59pm ET. It is open to residents of the US only. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck!
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