Deanna's premier product is the My Heritage Book, an award-winning personalized hardcover book that teaches a child about each of the nations and cultures of his or her individual heritage. When you order, you list your child's name and the countries of the child's ancestors (up to eight). The book will also list a message to the child and who it is from, which is a great feature for gift-giving.
As you read the book, you are taken on a journey through each of the child's different heritage nations. The text is simple enough for a child to understand, yet also informative! You will learn about each nation's geography, national flag, food, and traditional dress. You will also learn about important and familiar ways each culture has contributed to music, science, art, literature, or even common holiday traditions!
The My Heritage Book's colorful artwork does a wonderful job of illustrating the nations and cultures depicted. The illustrations are original artwork of Alicia Bresee, created specifically for the My Heritage Book. Here is a nice example of the detail and color in the illustrations:
As we read through each country in the book, we talked about the specific ancestors that came from each place, and I showed her photos of each person, when available. Another great resource to use in conjunction with this book is YouTube, where you can find free videos of traditional dance, music, and festivals unique to each country and culture.
At the back of each My Heritage Book, there is a page on which you can help the child list her family's own special traditions. There is also a personalized, full-color family tree chart on which you can list the child's parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.
To order a copy of the My Heritage Book and for more information about Deanna's other products, please go to www.myheritagebook.com. Be sure to also 'like' the My Heritage Book Facebook page found at this link.
A complementary copy of My Heritage Book was provided to me by kidsHeritage, Inc. All opinions remain my own. This post does not contain affiliate links.