When considering names for my daughters, having personalized items easily available didn’t occur to me. After all, my name is apparently spelled in an unusual way (that darn “e” is almost always missed) so I never really had any personalized pencils or door hangers and I survived. The rise in nontraditional names has lead to a great new trend: personalized products that allow YOU to spell the child’s name instead of trying to find the name on a per-printed product! Lostmy.name creates an entire story based around the spelling of your child’s name.
There are two basic versions of the Lostmy.name books, one for girls and one for boys. The basic story is the same: the child wakes up having forgotten his or her name, and bravely sets out on an adventure to find it! I did a test by using Rowan for both a boy and a girl and while a few of the letters were different, as they seem to have at least two options for each letter, the story doesn’t get a masculine or feminine slant depending on which gender you pick. It’s just so that the character in the book is either a boy or girl and is referred to as such. I love that because while I love princesses as much as the next girl, it can be very refreshing to read something that is just written for a child, not a gender!
The illustrations are so charming in “The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name”! I was particularly happy to see a robot incorporated into Rowan’s story, since her nickname is Robot. I have a strong suspicion that I know what January’s bedtime story requests will be!
One lucky reader will win a copy of “The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name” OR “The Little Boy Who Lost His Name”! (please note that this will NOT arrive in time for Christmas)
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