Lost My Name produce absolutely beautiful personalised books such as ‘The Little Boy Who Lost His Name. It’s the story of a child (Teddy, in this case) who wakes to discover his name is missing from his wardrobe door. He then sets off on an adventure to find it, meeting a troll, elephant, dragon, donkey and yeti along the way.
This incredibly personal and beautifully illustrated children’s book is an undeniable treasure. I remember Toby getting a Lost My Name book from his Nanny and Pop a couple of years ago for Christmas and he absolutely loves it, so when the opportunity came up to get one for Ted, I knew I couldn’t pass up the chance to have it in Ted’s library. It’s one of those books where your child becomes the story, and without your child there’s no adventure and I think that really engages them when they’re reading.
The order process is so simple, and from just three bits of information (child’s name, child’s gender and language) this truly wonderful book is born, yet is still totally personalised to your child. After specifying who the book is for you can then decide the format; softcover, softcover keepsake or deluxe. This is then followed by a box where you can write in a dedication to the child who’ll be receiving it, which will be printed on the first page of the Lost My Name book. This makes it even more personal and makes it just that bit more a keepsake. I love having dates on things as well as names, especially when they’re something special.
Each character in the book is decided by the letters that make up your child’s name. When on the website you do have the option to change some of these. So the ‘E’ in Teddy could’ve been an elephant, an elk or an eagle. You’ll see a preview of this to ensure you’re happy with the book. This is a feature I really love because you get to preview what the ‘actual’ book will look like, you’re not left guessing.
If your child has a short name, they do get some extra story pages just so the book is still worth the money. Having said that I think I’d still be happy to pay for less a story because it’s just so lovely!
The quality and print of the Lost My Name books is absolutely outstanding and the pages aren’t flimsy and thin. The illustrations are clearly drawn by someone who’s very talented and I think they’re absolutely spot on for this book. We got Teddy a softcover one for £19.99 although there are a few discount codes floating around at the moment – or you can get 15% off your first Lost My Name book using the link – and the delivery was very, very quick for us.
A Lost My Name book will make an amazing keepsake, birthday present, christmas present, christening present, a new baby present, or any other occasion you can think of really! I can’t recommend Lost My Name enough and I don’t think I can say enough nice things about it. Absolutely, without a doubt, one your kids need to have in their library!
I’ll be giving one of these away in November to start off my Christmas Bonanza so keep your eyes peeled to win your very own!
*I received a Lost My Name book in return for this review. All views and opinions are my own.