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Look It’s About Me co-founder Tats Montenegro with her daughter. Photo provided to the Inquirer

Publication Date : 23-01-2013

 

A company makes storybooks that feature unique details about a child, making him or her the star of his or her very own story

 

Christmas may have come and gone, but the enjoyment of receiving personalised presents remains a year-round treat for everyone, especially children.

The brainchild of two creative mothers, Look It’s About Me, a company that creates personalised storybooks, was conceived when Tatiana Pena Montenegro and Kathleen Assad Lamata decided to take their enjoyment in creating stories for their daughters, using their little princesses as the main protagonists, to other kids who, like theirs, love being the heroes or heroines of their bedtime tales.

“Our personalised books combine the quality of hardcover picture books with meaningful personalisations,” Tatiana, or Tats, as she is better known, says of their books, which are the first of their kind in the Philippine market. “We feature unique details about the child that make him or her the star of his or her very own story.”

The fun in creating your very own personalised book starts with the parents, who choose which story suits their child best. The selection ranges from “My Great Space Race” (always a big favourite with little boys!) and “My Super Duper Birthday Party” (which makes a thoughtful birthday present), to “My Magical Christmas Adventure” (need I say more?), and one that I can already tell my little niece, who is learning to swim, will appreciate, “My Underwater Adventure.”

Bonding opportunities

“We love the idea that these books promote bonding opportunities with family,” Kathleen, or Kimmie, a mother of two gorgeous girls, shares. “The books also encourage a love of reading and enhance the child’s self-confidence. It is really priceless to see the smiles on the children’s faces whenever we see them opening one of our books, which also become treasured family keepsakes in the long run.”

Tats and Kimmie also produce personalised colouring books. Kids will have fun finding their names hidden in the drawings, wall art (which are a great addition to any child’s bedroom), personalised placemats (hmm, I’m considering this as a nice giveaway for my son’s classmates for his next birthday), and named wrapping paper, perfect for kids with lots of birthday parties to attend.

“When we started working on personalised books, we realised that we could increase our portfolio with other products that would make a child feel special,” said the two moms. “For us this is only the beginning, as we know that there are so many things we can do.”

Product selections and prices are found on the Look It’s About Me website (http://www.lookitsaboutme.com), as are local pickup and delivery and international shipping prices.

Enterprising, globe-trotting mommies Tats and Kimmie know that these picture-perfect personalised presents will be a hit not just with kids, but with parents all around the world, too!

 

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