The Little Boy Who Lost His Name—A review

As I’ve said before, reading is a big part of Jacob’s bedtime routine and I’m always on the lookout for new books for him. We were recently lucky enough to receive a book called “The Little Boy Who Lost His Name” to review, which is a book I’ve had my eye on for a while.

The Little Boy Who Lost His Name

The Little Boy Who Lost His Name

The book is personalised and the story is based on the letters of the child’s name. For each letter of their name they meet a different character. So in Jacob’s case, he meets a jaguar, an alligator, a chameleon, an ostrich and a bear in the quest to rediscover his lost name.

The book is recommended for children aged 0–8 years. At 8 months, Jacob is at the lower end of the spectrum, but he loves it. The illustrations are gorgeous and I look forward to him enjoying the story as he gets older. I imagine an older child would be thrilled to have a story about their name. I know I would have been as a little girl!

Story time. It doesn’t look like he’s enjoying it, but I promise he is!

The book is quite long compared with a lot of Jacob’s other books. I think it will keep him entertained as he gets older as it isn’t too babyish.

Personalising the book

The website is fantastic and so easy to use. You start by inputting the child’s name, selecting the language, and indicating whether it’s for a little boy or girl. You can choose between three ‘adventurers’—I picked the one that looked most like Jacob (well, how I think he’ll look as a little boy! It’s kind of hard to tell at the moment).

You then generate a preview of your child’s story. One brilliant thing is that it’s possible to change the character for each letter of the child’s name between a couple of suggestions. I wanted pretty simple characters as Jacob is so young, so I chose alligator over aardvark for example.

Once you are happy with the name-related characters, you move onto choosing the format. There is a choice between deluxe, hardcover, softcover and softcover keepsake. I was pleasantly surprised by our softcover book. The paper is a lot thicker than I expected and the cover is more sturdy than most softcover books we have.

The last thing to do is to add a dedication to be printed on the first page. The dedication is a lovely touch for a present and turns the book into something to be treasured. Lost My Name provide a suggested special message, which is really handy if you can’t think of anything in particular to write. I just added on ‘love mummy and daddy’ to it.

Finally, you pay. The softcover is £19.99 with free delivery. You then have 24 hours to make changes or you can skip this once you confirm you are happy. Obviously, it’s really important to check you’ve spelt the child’s name correctly and that you are happy with the dedication as no changes can be made once it’s printed.

A fab gift

The Little Boy (or Girl) Who Lost His Name” would make a brilliant birthday, Christmas or even christening present. It’s a lovely personal book that every child—and parent—would love. I’m definitely going to buy copies for friends and family.

*We were kindly provided with our copy of The Little Boy Who Lost His Name so that we could review it, but all opinions are my own. The links included in this post are affiliate links—I receive a small amount of commission for any books purchased through this link.

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15 Comments

  1. April 26, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    How COOL is THAT!!!! Definitely will be ordering a few! #bestandworst

  2. April 26, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Ah we have this!! Someone bought it for my eldest! It’s fab and so lovely. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  3. April 27, 2017 / 8:51 am

    We have, and love, this book. It is such good quality which is essential when little ones try to rip pages. A great read and gift for any child. #coolmumclub

  4. April 27, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Ah what a lovely book and definitely a most perfect gift! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo

  5. April 29, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    We have one of their other books and they are just adorable. I can’t wait until the little man learns to read and can read the magic himself on every page. #bestandworst

  6. April 30, 2017 / 7:21 am

    Wenread every day too and I love the idea behind this book. #bestandworst

  7. April 30, 2017 / 11:26 am

    I LOVE personalised books! This one sound fab! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  8. April 30, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    We were given one of these as a present when our little one was born and we love it. I always get it for other friends now. #KCACOLS

  9. May 1, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    This looks like an amazing book and it would make such a perfect gift. Thank you for linking with #KCACOLS we hope you will come back next time.

  10. May 1, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic book. So unique, and a great way to teach spelling too? #kcacols

  11. May 2, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    What a awesome book. So nice to have a personalised keepsake #KCACOLS

  12. May 4, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    We have this book and absolutely love it! Sooo much more than a personalised book. #KCACOLS

  13. May 9, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    This is great! My little boy is 1 in a month and I’ve been looking for the oerfect personalised keepsake gift he can keep and cherish forever I’m not sure what animal will work for the letter X in Maximus tho haha #KCACOLS

  14. mommyhomemanager
    July 7, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    We just reviewed this book as well! Loved it! <3

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