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.