The Art of Storytelling | Lost My Name


I’d seen the commercial about a dozen times during the Christmas holiday and decided, why not? The UK-based publishing house that produces the Lost My Name series of customizable books had won me over; but was it worth it.

The process was simple enough; head over to their website LostMy.Name and choose to create a personalized book for a boy or girl. At the that time I ordered there was only one story to choose from “The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name”; however, at the time of this writing, there is another story to choose from “The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home.” Once you make a selection, enter your child’s name (I believe there is a character limit, but I’m not certain), choose a language, a girl or boy and the character you want to represent your child throughout the story, and hit create! That simple.


Once you’ve created your book there is the option to go in and customize the story even further; for instance, the “A” in Amir could be customized with an Aardvark, Alligator, or Angel.

I’ve been reading to Amir since his days in the womb and almost every day of his 77-day stay in the NICU…so story time is a BIG deal for us. Needless to say, he loves it and so do I. My only suggestion would be to maybe offer hard cover or board book versions for younger children, for a higher-price of course.


So, if you’re looking for a unique, fun, and educational book for your little one or as a gift, Lost My Name is definitely #DopeMomApproved!


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