One of my favorite activities to do with my boys is to read stories with them. We love all kinds of books about bulldozers and trucks, to a little boy trying to catch a star. But among the most treasured are stories about each of them. Kids love to hear their name and see their picture, in a book no less. Eyes light up and everything becomes magical. Perhaps this is why I fell head of heals for FlattenMe.
A fantastic new company [to me] that takes your child's picture and inserts it into a fairy tale story all about him/her. Imagination comes to life right before your eyes.
"Our lives are defined by stories – stories of childhood, of triumph, of loss. Even wild stories of the imagination. When a child pretends to be a pirate or a princess or a fairy, she truly believes she has changed, become part of a different world for that moment in time. She has invented a new story of her own.
It is in this world – one of imagination, inspiration and gifts of the heart – in which flattenme was born. We seek not only to spark the imagination of a child, but to take a story which starts as a moment in time – a photograph – and then becomes something entirely new."
I must admit that I too am enamored with pictures of Benny dancing across the pages of the story. And not just any Benny, but My Benny. This book will be something I will treasure for years to come.