by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
My middle child started kindergarten this year and with it came a love of reading. He’s showing great interest in books and I want to encourage him to read as much as he wants. One fun way to get get a child to read is with a book that’s about him or her. LostMy.Name is a company that creates unique personalized books that are individually tailored to each child. I received one such book for review for my son.
Here’s what we thought:
The books are called “The Boy Who Lost His Name” and “The Girl Who Lost Her Name” and tell the story of a child who lost his or her name and goes looking for it. On the way the child meets various creatures who hand him a letter and together the child puts together his or her name again. This is a unique concept because since each child has a different name, the books are very different in terms of content. So someone with a very long name would meet more characters and get more letters from them. My son, Eric, meets four characters and gets from them four letters – E,R,I and C. The rhymes in the book, by David Cadji-Newby are adorable and the concept is unique but the best part is the incredible artwork by Pedro Serapicos that is just so brilliantly clever and stunning. In fact, I’d love to have some of the artwork hung up in the kids’ room.
To see exactly what the book will look like just click here and type in your child’s name. You will be able to see the book in its entirety, exactly as you will receive it.
I received a sample for review and handed it to my son. He started reading, not knowing that it has his name in it. As he began seeing the letters of his name he started realizing that the book was actually spelling his name and it was really cute to watch him read it out loud. The books are appropriate for kids ages 2-7 but my daughter who is turning eight really loved the book as well.
Visit LostMy.Name to learn more and to purchase a copy for the special child in your life. Price is $29.99. Shipping is FREE.
I was not compensated for this post. I received a sample.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for thirteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 7, 5 and 2) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.