By Jen Shragge
My house could easily be confused for a small library. I am a reader. My kids are readers. I love books. I have tried to greatly reduce the number of books we purchase these days and have taken full advantage of the excellent library system here in Toronto but there are still some books that I prefer to own. Mostly these are books for my kids. We spend a lot of time reading books with our kids and I love having lots of options to pick from and I adore seeing my daughter falling in love with the same books that my son loved over the past years.
We were sent a fantastic personalized book for each of my kids called The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home made by the company Lost My Name. I had heard a lot about Lost My Name over the past couple of years and all the things I had heard were rave reviews about their books. My son already had a couple of personalized books made by a different company so we hadn’t purchased any from Lost My Name. I can see why they get such rave reviews. The book itself is adorable and has an amazing little story (featuring your child of course) and mentions their name, where they live and even has a page featuring an aerial type image of your street and house! The rhyming prose is really catchy and both my kids (just about 2 and 7.5) have brought me their books over the past week a number of times asking to have them read.
Kids often ask their parents to tell them a story and usually want it to be about them. This book makes it easy for mom or dad to accommodate such a request without having to be incredibly creative late at night when creativity can be questionable at best. The Intergalactic Journey Home is a great bedtime story option and even comes with cute brochures which aim to make bedtime and reading even more fun. My son already flagged a few of the “clever ideas” to make at home.
I can see now that not all personalized children’s books are created equal. The quality of the story and illustrations in this book are second to none and even the cardstock that the book is printed on is thicker than the average soft covered book. These books would make an excellent holiday gift this season for any child between approximately 2-8 (by my estimation) and retail for $38.99 CDN and include free shipping (shipping is free anywhere in the world). Plus, since it’s a personalized book, you don’t have to worry about whether or not they already have this one!
Win it: One lucky US/CAN reader will win a personalized copy of “The Intergalactic Journey Home”. Enter to WIN via Rafflecopter below. Good luck friends!
Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Lost my Name. A product sample has been received for this review and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.