The Story: Every Lost My Name book is different as it depends on the name that you choose but each story follows the same format. On the first page a child, boy or girl, is looking for their name. Throughout the story the child meets a variety of characters whose names begin with the letters in their name. By the end of the story the child has collected all the letters (in the correct order) and found their name.
The Lost My Name books are sturdy and printed on thick, environmentally friendly paper. Each page is a double spread with beautiful, bold illustrations which complement the bouncy, rhyming text. The stories include a wide range of characters, in my name I have a Nabarlek, an Aardvark, a Troll, a Robot, an Imp, an Elephant and an Eagle (as I have a repeating letter I have two different characters for letter ‘E’). It is hard to choose favourite characters and spreads as we haven’t seen them all but we like the three eyed imp with his pink punky hair and we’re amused by the seal who thinks he’s a dog!
As the Lost My Name books are personalised books they are made to order and can be customised for any name. If you have a short name, extra pages will be inserted to extend the story. The Lost My Name books have been translated into French, German, Spanish and Dutch and you can also order a copy written in American English. Each country now has its own Lost My Name website (click on the links below for the country of your choice) where you can preview your book and find out more.
In English the books are called The Little Boy Who Lost His Name / The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name.
In German the book is called Ach, Du Schreck mein Name ist Weg.
In French the book is called Oh, j’ai perdu mon Nom.
In Spanish the books are called El niño que perdió zu Nombre / El niña que perdió zu Nombre.
In Dutch the books are called Wat een Pech, mijn Naam is weg!