Lost My Name was created by three dads and an uncle, who started it up for themselves only a few months ago. They didn’t expect it to escalate the way it did, but we’re glad that they found success. So far, they’ve sold over 100,000 copies and they’re still going!
The company put together personalised books for children between the ages of 2 and 6. Their books The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name and The Little Boy Who Lost His Name are absolutely brilliant. The idea is genius and the books themselves have no fault.
To summarise, the story is about a child (in our case, lets choose Isobel), who woke up to find that their name had gone from his door where she had stuck it. Isobel then had to go on a journey to find her name, where she would meet lots of creatures and offer them help. In exchange, they would kindly give her a letter from their name. The result is all the letters get put together and she finds her name!
I don’t think I have ever loved a children’s picture book so much. It makes for a wonderful keepsake and has since become Bel’s favourite story to read, often four or five times in a row! We loved the boy’s version too, as it was equally adorable and adventurous.
The book is made out of thin cardboard so we don’t have to worry about pages accidently getting ripped out due to over-excited children. The words are written in rhyme, and they’re done so well and are perfectly written. Along with the writing are lots of beautiful illustrations that really help to bring the story to life.
The amount of creativity and thought that has gone into them is evident.