REVIEW – Lost My Name Children’s Book

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Lost My Name children's book

Looking for a gift for a new baby or new parent? Check out Lost My Name. These personalized books would make a terrific gift.

Lost My Name is a new magical personalized book that allows for parents to read with their children encouraging enthusiasm as this story is helping them find their path, while also spelling their “name” in a playful way.

LostMyName.com offers a simple one-of-a-kind online book creation for ages 2 – 6. Simply type in the child’s name on their website, select boy or girl and ‘presto’ – your story will arrive taking your child on a journey that offers an educational twist from fictional animal characters that have human qualities looking to locate the missing letters in their names. The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name and The Little Boy Who Lost His Name follow a child who misplaces their name and bravely sets out to find the missing letters. Along the way, a girl named Avery will encounter an Aardvark, a Viking, an Elephant, a Robot and a Yeti to help her find her name; whereas a boy named John will be helped by a Jester, an Ostrich, a Hippo and a Nabarlek to find his name.

Each tale is entirely unique and written very creatively by a BBC comedy writer and illustrated beautifully on thick eco-friendly paper, these whimsical tales take kids on a journey all their own based upon the letters of their name – which makes every book truly different and filled with a unique and delightful cast of characters! The end result is teaching your young child how to spell his or her name letter by letter and enjoying learning.

The technology behind it is so unique that the company (led by three Dads and an Uncle) recently scored the highest investment deal in the history of the TV show “Dragon’s Den” (the UK’s equivalent of “Shark Tank”).

We received samples of both the boys and girls books. I asked contributing editor Lara to share her thoughts.

The version for boys is called The Little Boy Who Lost His Name. The version for girls is titled The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name. We had the girls book made up for our daughter Rylee. The cover is a nice purple color for girls. The quality of the pages is great. They seem to be nice and sturdy so it shouldn’t be too easy for little ones to rip.

Lost My Name children's book

The book starts off with a cute couple of sentences. “Dear Rylee, We meet a lot of magical and wonderful creatures throughout our lives. These are just the first. We hope you meet a whole lot more.” The story begins with Rylee waking up and her name is missing off her bedroom door. Then the adventures begin. She runs into all different creatures and helps them with their problem and in return give her a letter for her name. She runs into a Robot who is sad all his parts creak. She says he needs oil and in no time he is happy again and gives her a R. She finally collects all her letters and goes home happy.

Here’s a brief video showing how it works.

I really like the fact that the book is available for both boys and girls. Some of the illustrations are a little on the dark side, but overall this a great book. It would make a great gift for the holidays or a birthday. This one-of-a-kind book sells for $29.99. The company is based in London, but ships anywhere in the U.S. and standard shipping is always free.

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7 comments

pat. marsden December 25, 2014 - 6:49 am

Womnder if it was inspired by some old lady who always mixes up or forgets names.

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Nancy Lustri January 3, 2015 - 9:52 pm

These books are adorable! Personalized books are the perfect gifts, especially when kids seem to have everything these days. I’m keeping this in mind for my little niece’s birthday coming up soon.

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Patty January 4, 2015 - 1:16 pm

I love books that can be personalized like this. They just make such wonderful gifts and encourage reading which I think is an even greater gift.

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Rosey January 4, 2015 - 5:22 pm

I love books that include your child’s name. It’s even better when your child has an unusual name (like three of my four do).

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Rosey January 4, 2015 - 5:22 pm

I love books that include your child’s name. It’s even better when your child has an unusual name (like three of my four do).

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Mistee Dawn January 5, 2015 - 1:49 am

This looks like such a good book. My daughter would really enjoy reading the girl version.

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Coralie January 5, 2015 - 3:15 am

I have girls and a boy and I know they would love these stories. They love reading books and these sound like they will keep their attention and be one they would like to read again and again.

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