We read a story every night so I am always on the lookout for new books to read with the children. Personalised books are always a bit hit as who cannot be so vain to want to read a book where you are the starring character?
When I was approached to review these beautiful personalised books for the children, I was quite excited. They sounded great and I knew the children would enjoy them as they sounded fun too.
A stunning debut children’s picture book, that takes the concept of personalisation to the next level. ‘The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name’ and ‘The Little Boy Who Lost His Name’ tell the story of a child who has lost his or her name and who sets off on a journey to track down the missing letters.
Along the way they meet lots of weird, wonderful and wise characters. Each offers the child the first letter of its name. As the sequence of each story is dependent on the name of the child (over 236 illustrations and rhyming stories have been created to cater for every single name), so every child receives a perfectly individual book.
So for example with the name AERYN – the little girl meets an Aardvark, an Elephant, a Robot, a Yeti and a Nabarlek.
I love the illustrations and the weird animals that are out of the ordinary. It helps the children (and the adults) to question. I had never heard of a Nabarlek!
The rhyming pattern helps keep the child engaged and the uncommon illustrations holds one’s attention.
The children were really thrilled to be read the book and even though it is a bit long they paid attention right through. It also helps the child to identify the letters in his name and spell out his name. This is handy for a child starting school and identifying his name on clothes and bags etc.
I think this would make a great gift for any child and since it is personal to the name, the book would be different for each child (unless of course the name is the same – which is pretty unlikely in the same family!)
Maybe this Easter, you can give a child a beautiful book that will last for a while and be part of their childhood memories. To order your book – click here
The Story Behind the Book
‘The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name’/’The Little Boy Who Lost His Name’ is the brainchild of three dads (David, Pedro and Asi) and one uncle (Tal) who wanted to take the idea of a personalised book one step further. Two years’ later, having written many different stories with over 236 accompanying illustrations and stories, they are now able to make personalised books for all 14,000 names that appear on the UK Census.
Disclaimer: I was sent the above books for review. All ideas and opinions are my own.