Lost My Name Review: The Sweetest Book Every Child Must Have

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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23 Comments

  1. June 11, 2016 / 8:38 am

    What a lovely photo of your son with the book he looks very happy. We are big book fans but perhaps this is a bit young for my boys. What age group is it for?

    • firstooth
      June 11, 2016 / 9:19 am

      Thank you. My son is age 2 and he enjoyed it but I think it’s a little too long for toddlers or babies any younger, perfect for age 3 and up or as a gift ready for that age x

  2. June 11, 2016 / 10:30 am

    This sounds like a wonderful book! I’ve been looking at the Lost My Name book but my son is just about to turn one and I think he is still a little too young. But it’s great to know the company is doing different books now, we’ll have to get the whole collection when he’s old enough! #justanotherlinky

  3. June 12, 2016 / 9:12 am

    We were given the lost you name book and it made me cry. They’re truly special #KCACOLS

  4. June 12, 2016 / 11:22 am

    aww what a fab idea. ive seen a few things like this but haven’t tried them. lovely packaging too! #KCACOLS

  5. June 12, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Both books sound great! I’ve always loved the idea of a personalised book. My girls both have birthdays coming up so I think I’ll check these out! #KCACOLS

  6. June 12, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    I always get this book as a present for my friends children for their first birthdays 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • firstooth
      June 12, 2016 / 7:37 pm

      That’s lovely of you, a really thoughtful gift! I think we will do the same for our niece but it’ll be a while yet

  7. June 12, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    We’ve got one of these books and the book is amazing isn’t it! My girls love it!
    #KCACOLS

  8. June 12, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    This book sounds amazing- I think my toddler daughter would absolutely love it. Books are a massive part of her life right now, she’s totally obsessed and reads about 10 per day with us so I think I’ll be having a look at this one! xx #KCACOLS

  9. June 13, 2016 / 5:46 am

    I love the look of these, such a lovely idea and what a nice gift for someone. Lovely review.Popping over from #marvmondays

  10. June 13, 2016 / 6:27 am

    What a lovely idea for a personalised childrens book. I haven’t heard about these before but I will bookmark them for when my baby gets older.

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    Rachel xx

  11. June 13, 2016 / 10:32 am

    What a great idea for a gift! I love personalised gifts and this one is even better as it can be used for bedtime too-result!

  12. June 13, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    We have the original book though I think it’s still a little too long for Archie (2.5) but it is a fab idea and I can’t wait for him to be old enough to enjoy it. This looks like a fab addition to the series. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  13. Emilie
    June 13, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    The illustration on the cover is incredible, might have to buy one and put it away for Christmas when my son will be more aware 🙂 #KCACOLS

  14. June 13, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    We love books and this one looks really lovely to get the kids really involved x #kcacols

  15. June 14, 2016 / 9:24 am

    We bought this for our son and have bought it for a friend’s daughter too, such a nice gift and story 🙂
    #KCACOLS

  16. June 14, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    This certainly sounds like a lot of fun. #MarvMondays

  17. June 14, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Fantastic review and the book sounds awesome! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

  18. June 14, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    This book sounds fab, I’ve heard of them before but haven’t bought one. Would make a great present 🙂 #MarvMondays

  19. June 16, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    I’ve had one of these for my girls. They’re brilliant books.
    Thank you for linking up to #justanotherlinky

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