We love reading here at Make, Do & Push! Towers. Books are a huge part of our lives, and Nick and I are so happy to see that Busby has also embraced a passion for reading. In fact, her bedroom bookshelf is well on its way to overflowing!
Way back in December, on Busby’s second birthday, we opened up one of her many presents to reveal a book called The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name. At first she was too young to sit through the whole book (her real name is a little longer than Busby) but it didn’t take long until she was utterly captivated, and now it’s one of her go-to, favourite books.
So when the lovely folk at Lost My Name got in touch, and asked whether we’d like to review a personalised copy for Indy, I couldn’t wait to see which characters would appear in his story!
For those of you who haven’t heard of Lost My Name previously, where have you been? You may recognise them from Dragons’ Den where they won investment for this fantastic idea. The story concept is simple: a little person wakes up and they’ve lost their name, they go on an adventure to find it – each character they encounter starts with the next letter of their name until the adventure finishes and, lo and behold, their name has been found again!
The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous; bright, unique and fun. You can see how your book will look before buying by typing in your child’s name on the Lost My Name website.
My favourite character in Indy’s book (other than the robot – who features in both of our books) is the narwhal – such an unusual, underused and awesome animal to feature in a book!
The quality of the book is outstanding. The paper seems to be very toddler-proof, so we don’t have to worry about her ripping it if she’s reading in bed without us.
I love that the whole book rhymes; it makes it so much fun to read, and there are some very amusing rhymes which have made us giggle. It’s fabulous fun to create a voice for each crazy, unique character!
I was quite disappointed to find that there’s no variety of characters for the more popular letters – Indy and Busby have a two duplicate letters in their (real) names and therefore exactly the same pages appear in both books. It would be great to have a choice of a few different characters, especially if you’re buying these for all of the children in the family, as is repetitive when reading in succession.
The Lost My Name books are a fantastic gift idea for any little person! I can’t wait until Indy is old enough to be as captivated by the book as his sister is, but in the meantime, Busby is enjoying reading both, and it’s a lovely family activity to snuggle up on the sofa and read them together (FYI. it’s a great way of keeping a toddler entertained whilst breastfeeding the baby!).
The Lost My Name books are created in the UK. They cost £18.99 with free shipping (worldwide) and can be purchased on the Lost My Name website.
We have one personalised Lost My Name book to giveaway to one lucky reader! Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter! T&Cs apply. UK Entrants only. Closes Tuesday 4th August 2015 at 00:00am.