The Little Boy Who Lost His Name is a lovely bespoke book like no other, using cutting edge technology a book is created on the lostmy.name website that is truly unique to each child. There is also a version for girls: The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name.
lostmy.name was created by 3 dads and an uncle, you can really tell they understand the kind of adventure a child loves. The books are beautifully illustrated by Pedro Serapicos and wonderfully written by David Cadji-Newby.
Each story starts off with a little boy/girl losing their name during the night, when they wake up in the morning to find their name missing they set off on an adventure to try to find their name. Along the way they meet lots of interesting creatures and one by one start finding the letters that will at the end of the book spell out their name. The book really is a magical adventure for children and having a book that is based on a child’s name gives them a truly unique story that they can enjoy time and time again.
The recommended age for the book age 2-6 years and is perfect for children aged 3-5 who are learning the alphabet and reading as they will find it exciting finding the letters in their name and seeing their name at the end of the book. Maxx is 4 and he loves pointing out the letters in his name and reading some of the words he recognises, it’s great he can get involved with the story. I think the book would also make the perfect gift for a baby as it is a book they can grow up with, it’s also a lovely keepsake as it has the child’s name inside.
The fact that the story as Maxx says is ‘all about him’ finding his name is lovely. In Maxx’s version of the book he meets a Mermaid with a knot in her hair, an Aardvark who loves ants, a pirate trying to find X marks the spot and a hole that has swallowed lots of things, including an X. The story is lovely, it is adventurous and exciting and kept Maxx engaged and laughing until the end.
I really like the way the text is written and place on the page, it really becomes a part of the story. The images throughout the book are colourful and friendly and everything fits so well together. There is no doubt in my mind that any child who receives a copy of this book will love it.
If you are looking for a unique gift for a child I would highly recommend the book for a girl or boy. You can find out more information by visiting the Lostmy.name website. This is a fantastic feature and I had a sneak peek at the name Eden as my niece due in January has been named Eden, I love the book so much we are planning to get her one.
If you want to see how the story will unfold for your little one go to the Lostmy.name website and click on the create button at the top of the website. This will bring up another page where you will be asked to enter a name and select a gender, once you have completed those steps simple click preview and you will see the cover of the book, you can then use the arrows to preview the whole book.
The books are really good quality. They are printed on A4 size on uncoated, environmentally friendly, thick paper. I have found the book easy to hold and the pages are thick which means there is less chance of the pages being ripped by little hands.
Books are personalised and ready to go in seven days, the postal system then takes over and the book should be delivered around five days later. A total of around 12 days for delivery so there is plenty of time to order a book in time for Christmas.
The books are priced at £16.99 each with free UK delivery which I think is very reasonable for what you get – A personalised, beautifully written and illustrated book that is sure to delight children time and time again.
*We were sent two copies of the book to review. All thoughts and opinions about the product are my own.