Mary GrandPré, Award-Winning Illustrator of the Harry Potter® Series, Releases a New Personalized Children's Book

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Mary GrandPré, well known for her magical illustrations in the popular Harry Potter® series, just released a classic personalized bedtime story, "Goodnight Little Me," with publisher I See Me!

Mary GrandPré, award-winning illustrator of the Harry Potter® Series, releases the new personalized children's book, Goodnight Little Me" with publisher, I See Me!

The reason I agreed to illustrate the book is because I connected with the manuscript. It had this really magical, lyrical way of talking about this parade of animals in the night sky.

GrandPré, illustrator of the iconic Harry Potter® series, brings that same sense of magic and wonder to a new personalized bedtime story that is certain to become a classic. According to GrandPré, “The reason I agreed to illustrate the book is because I connected with the manuscript. It had this really magical, lyrical way of talking about this parade of animals in the night sky.” In Goodnight Little Me, which can be ordered on http://www.iseeme.com and personalized for your child, colorful animals come together to put on a grand goodnight parade for your child. Birds whistle a tune, mice twirl flags, sheep come a-leaping and more. GrandPré continued, “It’s a magical way to tuck a child in for bed.”

"Goodnight Little Me" can be personalized with a child’s name that appears on the cover, throughout the text and even in the illustrations themselves. . According to I See Me! co-founders Maia and Allan Haag , “Our goal was to integrate the child’s name seamlessly and cleverly into the storybook’s manuscript and illustrations. The child’s name never looks like an afterthought or slapped into the book. It is very thoughtfully and artistically incorporated, to the point that I See Me! customers wonder how it is done.”’

According to "Goodnight Little Me" author Jennifer Dewing, “One of my favorite parts of I See Me! storybooks is that they become cherished keepsakes. Not only is the child’s name shown throughout the book, but the gift-giver can select a personalized dedication to be printed in the front of the book, so the child remembers the gift-giver each time the child reads the story.”

Dewing also announced that between November 14th and December 9th, I See Me! is giving away 25 copies of "Goodnight Little Me," signed especially by GrandPré. Fans can enter here.

So now that Goodnight Little Me has been released, what does the future have in store for GrandPré? I See Me! and GrandPré are working on plans to collaborate on more personalized children’s storybooks. Additionally, GrandPré expressed, “I am working on a body of work as well as a new book that carries on a feeling of wonder, discovery and magic. I hope to make this new work accessible to fans in the form of prints and books, and online once my website is up and flying!”

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