Before going ahead with the review I just want to give you a little insight into the publisher. The creative behind Lost My Name and their unique and adorable books.
You may have seen their books advertised. The books which are customized to your childs name. A book which helps them learn to spell their name, as well as enjoy watching their character through various adventures, searching for each letter. I was very tempted on many occasions to purchase these books as a gift for each of our children.
That was the start of the brand Lost My Name. The books are exactly as they say on the tin. Your childs’ character loses their name and goes on many adventures throughout the book to find each letter. Each letter relating to an animal for example ‘S’ for Snake, ‘M’ for Monkey. You also get to choose which animals your child will find on their adventures. If you’d rather they saw a Moose instead of a Monkey, then you can alter this. That’s the brilliant thing about Lost My Name, how unique and personalized the experience is.
They even include a very helpful instruction manual
However, they’ve recently branched out and created a new book. A new unique story for your little toddler beasts or chirpy children to enjoy. If I’m being honest, you will enjoy it just as much too. Not only because it’s a sign of bedtime. So I chose their new story creation, and kept it a secret from my son until it arrived.
This story is called The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home.
Incredible is the perfect description of this wonderful story. The pictures within the book are hand-drawn and they’re so well thought out and designed. Each page is visually filled with beautifully drawn graphics.
I won’t give the story away, but it’s about your child finding their way from space to home, with the help of a lemonade obsessed robot. They experience many different mishaps and adventures, eventually guiding them home. Things get a little nail-biting.
The best part about this story is not only the personalization, but the engagement it gives you and your child. If you’re anything like me, you like to beef up the story to make it more dramatic and entertaining. Otherwise I tend to lose my children after the first sentence, if I don’t talk in crazy voices and pretend I’m overly enthused with what I’m reading.
I put on my best toddler voice, a squeaky and excitable voice, with a hint of whinge where appropriate, and my son laughed so hard. I did my best robot impersonation and also invented what I could only imagine would be an aliens’ voice. Well, I tried at least.
The story itself is quite long, so a perfect bedtime story. Also giving me the optimum time to perfect those voices. I think I nailed the toddler voice. Throughout the story we chatted about the beautifully drawn illustrations, the shocking occurrences and how he must have felt in the story to eventually return home.
My son loved that the story was about him and his adventure, he really believed every word and it was so sweet to hear how thrilled he was with each page turn. You can’t create that with just any book. I feel as if this book is a keepsake and memory as well as an evening story.
This may also just be me, but I love the feel of this book. It’s so soft and think, call me crazy, but once you’ve held it yourself you’ll understand.
Creating the book is super simple and arrives really quickly. The website is also optimized for smartphones. So, for ease, that’s how I ordered our book.
You first need to enter in the name and gender of your child. Then you get to choose which Spaceman best represents your child for the book. I chose a blonde character, because he’s a little blondie right now.
Then you enter the details of your home address. Otherwise the character in the book really won’t know how to find their way home. It also brings up a little picture of where you live to insert into the book, including any nearby landmarks which your childs’ character will fly past in their space-rocket on their way home.
The price is £19.99, so it would make a fantastic gift. You can also receive 15% off by using this link: http://www.lostmy.name/friends/lizzie-grover-10 I won’t receive commission, I promise. My only gain is that after three wonderful people order a unique Lost My Name book, my little ones receive an alphabet book.
What do you think of this book? Have you heard of them or do you already have a Lost My Name book?
Story-time is a special part of our day and I’m looking forward to getting our daughter one for her birthday, so she can experience the adventures too.
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