The Binder Ladies was sent a personalized Flatten Me book to facilitate this review. All opinions are genuine.
Imagination and inspiration of children are the key ingredients to everything that Flatten Me creates. Their innovative and personalized books, shirts, wall art, journals, cards and water bottles feature the most precious things in your life – your kids! When they can become part of a story about pirates or princesses, they can become those characters, long after the last page has been turned. But Flatten Me takes that vision even further. Your child’s photograph is implanted into their books and products, giving them a boost in their own fantasy world, as told by Flatten Me. These amazing, inventive products become keepsakes that can be appreciated for years, beyond your child’s fascination with them. This company has been honored with several awards, including 2007’s Creative Child for The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval. Truly functional and fun, Flatten Me ups the stakes on personalized items!
I (Jeni) was sent a Flatten Me 8×11 Hardcover Personalized Book with my niece, Sophie’s photo and name in it. I chose the “Fairy” themed story – “Sophie and the Tuesday Mushroom King,” from the awesome selection of 9 different stories they offer. With other similar products on the market, I was hoping for something unique and upscale with Flatten Me. I found it! First, the books are awesome quality with library binds. The hardcover has a nice shine to it, and is surprisingly durable. If you’ve followed my blog at all, you’ll know that I’m pretty clumsy. The first day I received the book, I spilled a bit of water on it. It wiped right off and didn’t warp or stain the cover OR pages! The pages are super durable and built to withstand delicate children’s hands, which is really impressive.
Inside, you’ll find the dedication page. This is a special place for parents or gift givers to write something personal to the receiver of the book. It’s a nice, big area, so you don’t have to worry about having your words cut-off, and I adored the font!
Throughout the story, Sophie will see her name as a character in the book, AND she’ll see her face on some of the images, too! The artwork, done by Gale Franey, is beautiful. It’s fun and festive, colorful and dramatic. I found myself staring at the pages, looking at all of the gorgeous detail!
With 19 pages of text, this isn’t just a quick read to flip through. This book is a great bed time story or everyday reading book! The story is pretty genius. Sophie stars as a wood sprite on a quest to solve mysteries through the depths of an enchanted forest. With the help of talking woodland animals a Mushroom King and a boy named Tollen, she flits through the forest on adventures sure to capture her imagination.
There are 9 books that you can order, either hardbound or soft cover- from ABC’s to a pirate adventure story. Even better, these are available in several different languages! Each book differs for age suitability, starting with little ones only 1 year old. Hard cover books like this one are $39.95, but the memories they will create and the imagination they can spark are priceless!
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