I remember reading books with my Great Granny when I was little. I had my favourites, and loved one book that used to be my mums when she was little. I loved the fact that my mum had written ‘This book belongs to Sylvia’ on the inside. This made it feel so special.When I heard about the personalised books from Lost My Name I really hoped it would bring some of that magic for Archie. I was more than happy to write this Little Boy Who Lost His Name book review as I think books are so important for children. They light up the imagination and bring characters to life.
Archie is four but hasn’t really shown much interest in books, his Autism really limits his interests and understanding but I still like to try reading with him. Especially now he’s a little older and isn’t quite as destructive with them. At nursery they really struggle to hold his attention to a story, but at home without noise and distractions of his sensory issues I’m able to hold his interest a little longer.
I love the fact that not only is the book personalised to the child’s name but you can also choose the characters for each letter of the child’s name. For me, this was such a wonderful touch as I could choose animals that I know he likes. Meaning there was more chance that he would show an interest in this book.
Whilst he’s yet to sit through the whole story, I really don’t mind as he’s loving flicking through the pages pointing at the different animals. His speech is very limited but he gets so excited seeing the animals he loves, pointing at the characters on the pages.
I love that illustrations are so big & colourful, and totally fill the page. The book itself is landscape A4 size so perfect for little hands that grab towards the book as you’r turning the page. It also makes it much easier for them to hold and turn the pages themselves.
The story itself is such a lovely read as it’s based on the child’s name & their interests. The book is about a little boy, or girl that has lost their name. Each name tells a different story, based on the letters of their name. During the story the little boy loses his name and along the way different character he meets gives the boy a letter back.
Archie’s not at the stage yet where he knows how to spell his name but he does understand he’s called Archie, which is what makes this book so precious. I hope as he gets older and gains more of an understanding he’ll love this book and the fact it revolves around him but I’m also loving that it’s helping him with his journey too.
A book from LostMy.Name makes such a beautiful gift. It’s more expensive than most children’s books at £19.99 but for something so personalised and tailored to the child it’s well worth every penny