The Little Boy Who Lost His Name Book Review

Like most other parents it is part of our nightly routine to have a bedtime story.  O’s bookcase is full, but he often tends to prefer to have the same story read over and over.  I can now recite Rabbit’s Nap without the words and he knows most of Norman The Silly Slug just by looking at the pictures.

New books make me happy and when we were contacted by the lovely people at Lost My Name about reviewing one of their books I was excited.  I had seen these online and they looked wonderful.  If you haven’t seen these books before the concept is a little boy (or girl) has lost their name and finds the letters to spell it our throughout the story.  O is very aware of the letters in his name and loves practicing writing it so I thought it would be a great addition to our book collection.


The book arrived within a couple of days which was impressive as it obviously had to be personalised.  My first impression is what a beautiful book, the illustrations are gorgeous, and I couldn’t wait for bedtime to read it to O.


The story is a lovely read, and I love that it rhymes.  I guess that’s a personal thing but I always love a book that rhymes when I reading it aloud.  O loved the pictures and asked his constant stream of questions as we progressed through the book.


We loved the different characters the little boy met as he went on his journey to find his name and it did feel very personal.  Such a lovely moment at the end when O realised that the letters spelt out his name, “that’s like my name”.


This really is a wonderful addition to any story collection and would also make a fantastic gift for someone too.  A truly, beautiful book.


  1. April 13, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    I love the look of these books, I’m a sucker for all things personalised but these books look like such a lovely keepsake x
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  2. Nichole Goodland
    April 14, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    I’ve had my eye on this book for a while. I think it is incredibly sweet and such a keepsake. 🙂 x

    • April 15, 2015 / 6:41 am

      Good point, I never really thought of that. Might be worth asking them x

  3. April 15, 2015 / 8:33 am

    We have these books for our 3, and love them. They are so magical, and the children really enjoy the journey. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested
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  4. April 15, 2015 / 9:43 am

    What a beautiful book with stunning illustrations. I love reading time in our house, it’s always been such a special bonding time for me and my boy.
    Hope you’re well Jo!
    Tor xx
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  5. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
    April 18, 2015 / 9:38 am

    Boo has one of these books they are so lovely =)
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    • April 18, 2015 / 10:47 pm

      It really is, I think so will grow to love it more too as he gets older and learns to read himself x

  6. April 20, 2015 / 9:29 am

    I love the look of these books. I have seen pictures floating around the blogging community and Facebook. I think I may take the plunge and get one for Parker, as a 1st birthday gift. Great review!
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