I have been wanting to purchase a ‘Lost My Name’ book for a while but felt it important to wait for the right occasion. Since my Wee One is only 8 months it’s a tad too advanced for her. However, I was delighted to receive an invite to my wee cousin’s 3rd Birthday and so I knew it was time to make my first purchase with http://www.lostmy.name
So, what’s a ‘Lost My Name’ book I hear you ask? These are the new style of personalised books. Unlike previous personalised books (where your child’s name is simply inserted into the story), ‘Lost My Name’ have taken personalisation to another level with the story of a little boy/girl who has lost their name (obviously!). I know what your thinking..if they’ve lost their name it can’t be very personalised. This is where the beauty of ‘Lost My Name’ lies. It follows the journey of the little boy/girl who go on an adventure to find their name.
Along the way the little boy/girl are gifted letters from various characters, which eventually, pieced together, create the missing name..which is then how each book is personalised!
For example, the elephant has an E, the robot has an R..
So, how does it work?
The website is great and very easy. You simply insert the name of the child you want to personalise the book for and then take a look at the preview that is created for you.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
The book then arrives usually within 2 weeks in a cool cardboard wallet.
I also ordered a ‘gift wallet’ at an additional cost but in hindsight the cool cardboard wallet would’ve been fine!
The illustrations are colourful and clear and the text is in a child friendly font. The story also follows a basic rhyme pattern (ABAB for those of you into rhyme!).
So, is there anything not to love!? Well, not really but I do have a couple gripes.
1. It’s pricy. At £18.99 (thank goodness postage is free) plus £2.50 for the gift wallet.
2. Sorry-teacher hat back on. It doesn’t follow phonetically with regards to how you spell a name. Put simply of the sounds/letters that the little boy/girl collect don’t actually match the sound that is in their name. For example, the angel (phonetically pronounced ‘ay’) would be given to a girl for Alexandra (phonetically pronounced ‘ah’) in all three instances, so would really need an ‘ah’ sound from an ant or albatross etc etc. The letters are also all capitalised, but I’m pleased that this is consistent as the name at the end is also in caps.
3. The longer the name the longer the story…and vice versa, which is a bit rubbish if you’re a Sam or a Tom compared to Richard or Melanie!
However, I like the book, I like the idea and I hope that my wee cousin will too.
Here’s my thoughts,
(Clever way to personalise a book)
(Good but no Axel)
Value for money 🌟🌟🌟
(It’s pretty pricey for a book)
Overall feel of the book 🌟🌟🌟🌟
(I liked it, the pages are soft to touch👍)
SCORE : 15/20
Check it out..