Lost my name books.

lost name books

Have you heard of these books? If not, why not?

They are simply BEAUTIFUL!

The personalised books cover the story of a little boy or girl who funnily enough has lost their name. The child goes off on a magical journey trying to find out what their name is and meets lots of lovely creatures, people and animals. As they help out these characters they kindly give him or her a letter they don’t have any use for. At the end of the story the little boy or girl discover what their name is and settles safely back down in their room.

The illustrations in these books are beautiful and hold a wistfulness about them that reminds me of when I was little. Zachary received one of these gorgeous books earlier in the year as a present for being a page boy at my cousins wedding, what a great idea! I had seen these advertised on Facebook and was desperate to get one for him so when he unwrapped it I was probably more excited then he was!

Upon settling down to read it he could easily tell me what each letter was on the journey but was also learning new words and was being able to identify new creatures he hadn’t heard of before like a Yeti for example! Fun, interesting, beautiful and educational!. He was so engrossed in the story that he had no idea what letters we were collecting on our journey and when we got to the end and shouted out ‘Wow, that boys got my name!’ he was super chuffed πŸ™‚

I now have one for Flo, although she is only 22 months old she absolutely adores her books. As the pictures are so colourful and gorgeous in this she is captivated by them. I like to think they will both have fond memories of these when they are older and come to cherish them forever.

As you can probably tell I loooove these books, the fact they are personalised, magical and beautiful all at once makes them a must buy.

So next time when you’re stuck for what to buy for a new baby, a christening, a birthday, a xmas, a thank you or a just because present, think of this. A definite keeper πŸ™‚

Personalise your book now atΒ www.lostmy.name/



Let’s use our libraries…

imageSo one of Zachy and mines new weekly trips is to our local library in Hayes. As well as lending books, audio etc they also run a lovely bumps and babies group on a Tuesday which is a great way to meet other parents and have a break from the norm. Plus chatterbooks, stay’n’play and books aloud groups. (See their website link above for more info)
It’s a gorgeous building set in some nice green gardens with tennis courts where we have been for an Easter egg hunt ran by our local West Wickham NCT group and his preschool have been for a teddy bears picnic.
As a lot of us know our libraries are under threat and it’s a very much use them or loose them philosophy that we need to adopt. As many of Zachys friends have gone off to ‘big school’ this September he feels a little left behind, to be honest he would be ready for an Easter intake if they still did that these days so I felt he needed some extra stimulation. We have decided to visit our library every Thursday after preschool as it’s on our way home and get out two books of his choice (with a little guidance :)) This has many benefits including giving him some control, some fresh reading and amongst others saves our already overflowing bookshelfs which consists of lots of peppa, Thomas, mr men and until recently ‘that’s not my’ books of which the latter have moved next door to Flo’s room although still walk back!

We took an easy and reliable Peppa Pig book the first week. Just this last week, one stage 1 reading book – ‘the sad princess’ which encourages reading with short sentences and short words and another ‘the magic porridge pot’ (my fav as it turns out!) which is for children who can read basic sentences.
Another exciting part for Zachary, as if picking books isn’t enough, is taking it to the counter with his special card and having a chat with our super friendly librarians πŸ™‚

I’m really looking forward to continuing this with Zachy as I always found visiting my library as a child super exciting!
Do you have any recommendations for this stage of learning as it’s all new to us? πŸ™‚

Also just to note I didn’t feel the need to ask is it wine o’clock yet after our library visit πŸ˜‰