When I found out about Lost My Name, I thought what a cool book idea! I should contact them and ask them whether they would send me the books in return for a review.
A while later, they emailed me and asked me to do just that! And just in time for my eldest daughter’s birthday!
If you don’t know what this is, it’s a book for children. But not just any book. It’s a book where your child is the hero or heroine!
The story goes like this: the child wakes up one day and realizes that she doesn’t remember her name.
Therefore, she sets out to look for it. On her journey, she meets people and creatures from fairy tales (like pirates, kings, queens and eagles), and they each give her a letter. At the end, the child finds her name again.
The creatures she meets depend on her name (for example in German, A is for Adler etc.).
The way it works is that on the website you can fill in your child’s name (as well as gender). A while later (and they’re very quick!) you get a package with your book (or books if you have multiple children) and can start reading.
The children will be fascinated by the fun story – which is all about them! And because the books are personalized, there will be no sibling jealousy and cries of “but that’s mine!!!!”
The story is engaging, fun and also educational. My eldest can read and write a little bit already but she learned to read her name- and when we read it to her for the first time, she was so happy- “Look, it’s my name!”
My little girl is also at school but she is learning her letters and it was such a joy for her to get a book that is just for her (and not a handy down!). She’s the middle child so she gets lots of old gifts and hand-me downs. But the book got her interest in letters and she can now recognize some of the letters of her first name.
I think my son is too little (by which I mean more interested in pulling apart the book rather than reading it) but we read the book to the girls as well sometimes.
Besides the beautifully written story (in rhyme, no less), the illustrations are stunning. The paper quality is also another thing that drew my attention- the book is not only a joy to read but also very pleasant to hold and look at.
The coolest thing is that Lost My Name is available in more languages than just English- making it a perfect gift for multilingual children all over the world!
Lost My Name is available in English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and now also in Dutch!
I’d say it’s great for kids from 4-10 years of age.
The books for girls are purple while the boys’ version is blue but the story is perfect for both genders. Not only can it teach letters, I absolutely love the idea of losing- and finding- the name, especially in the context of TCK’s and multilingual children- and for my own German-speaking children, I loved that we could read the book in German!
In short: Lost My Name is a personalized (I loved this so much I need to repeat this: personalized) book for your children with a compelling, adventurous story AND available in multiple languages. I can’t recommend it enough.
I’m so happy I was given the chance to review this book idea and found out about Lost My Name.
I already have my copies, now it’s time for you to get yours!
Disclaimer: I was sent 3 copies of the book for each of my children!