I truly believe that reading is one of those ultimate bonding activities to have with your child. Whether you’re reading to them, or eventually, they’re reading to you.
With so many children’s books on the market right now, it’s difficult to find something that is not only different, but captures the attention of children and their parents alike.
This is where companies like Lost My Name come in. Offering a fresh take on the world of books, and providing parents with the means to create magical connections with their children through personalised story-telling.
Ever since I first saw them appear on Dragon’s Den in 2014, I’ve been a massive fan of Lost My Name. The idea behind their first book The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost Their Name had me captivated before I even read the story, and I couldn’t wait until I had a child of my own to buy one for – which I did, just over a year later.
Following the overwhelming success of their first book, the talented creators released their second book The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home in late 2015, of which I’m excited to be given the opportunity to review.
So who are Lost my name?
The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home
OFFICIAL BOOK BLURB
The story is about a boy or girl (and their robot best friend) who get lost in space, and have to find their way back home.
Along the way they meet lots of crazy and wonderful characters, who all lend a hand in pointing them in the right direction – to the solar system, earth, to their country, region – all the way to their street.
ADVENTURES OF MUMMY AND ME REVIEW
The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home is one of those stories that captures your attention from the beginning.
With it’s visually stunning illustrations, and engaging storyline, this book is a new age Once Upon a time tale of an extraordinary, intergalactic adventure that instills a truly magical experience in all that read it.
One of the reasons these books are so special is the fact that they are completely unique and personalised to your child. When placing your order online, you input your child’s own name, and select a hero character that best represents their own personality to play them through the story.
Another cool feature is the ability to add your real life home address to the book. Using Bing maps, your able to include a birds-eye view of your house for when your child and Hubble are crash landing back to earth…
This additional touch provides a new and unique way of encouraging children to read and engage with the story, not only due to the fact that they are the stars of the adventure, but also because they can recognise the journey to their home through visual elements such as iconic local landmarks, and their actual home address written out in the final pages.
Each book is individually created based on your own child travelling through the stars to their home, and therefore is truly one of a kind story to have on your bookshelf.
What age range is this book suitable for?
At the time of writing this review, my son is 16 months old. He is already at the stage where he will proactively go and fetch a book from his room, bring it back and sit down ready to “read” with you. Reading through this book together, he loved to turn the pages, and interact with the illustrations on the page.
Though he doesn’t yet understand the concept of different characters, or the personal touches such as his name in the stars, he was fascinated by the different colours and shapes the pages had to offer. Each time we read the book, he would point and squeal in excitement at the planets and animals shown.
I personally feel that this book would be suitable for any aged child. A baby would be enthralled by the fantastic range of shapes and colours, whilst a toddler will be more engaged with the illustrations and certain parts of the story. Older children will be enchanted by the fact that they can see their own name and home in the book, and this in turn will encourage them to improve their reading skills so that they can read the adventure for themselves.
This book is printed on a thick, high quality paper, that even my boisterous toddler hasn’t [yet] managed to rip. It has a good weight, which enables the pages to stay open easily whilst reading, and also ensures you only get one page at a time when turning. The personalisation is done so well, you’d think the story was genuinely written for your child alone. And finally, the illustrations are some of the best I’ve ever seen in a children’s book – Kudos to the illustrators there!
Final words. . .
The book is available to purchase on Lost My Name’s website for £19.99 inc. free delivery.
To find out more about Lost My Name, and their amazing books, you can visit their website by clicking here.
Win your own book by Lost My Name
Now you can win your own Lost My Name book!
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- The closing date is 00:00 am UK time on Saturday the 3rd December 2016
- The prize is one LostMyName book of the winner’s choice from either The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost Their Name or The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home. No cash alternative
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Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home book in exchange for an honest review on my blog. Excluding the LostMyName team photo – All views and photos in this review are 100% my own.