The world of children's literature and illustration is a never ending source of fascination and pleasure for me.
Cuddling with a child who is silent and still with wonder enjoying a book is a moment beyond words. Little hands resting on you, soft breath on your skin and wispy hair against your cheek. My boys all have shared my love of books and the library and reading. Nothing makes me happier than finding a magical new read to enjoy together. Recently I stumbled upon a brilliant concept with mesmerizing art. The best thing is personalized, the story is all about your own child and how they find their name.
As soon as I saw the facebook page for lostmy.name I was hooked by the concept and the images. Take a look and give them a like...this project is destined for greatness. The creators also have a nicely done blog and lovely lostmy.name web page where you can go to order books for all the special kiddos in your life.
I ordered three books my first round and each is unique and so special. This book will be my new gift of choice for babies, birthdays and any other excuse I can find to share it. The quality of every aspect of this project is beautiful. As you can see in this photograph Ryan was so thrilled...we have read it over and over since and it never fails to entertain him.
Read below about the marvelous man clan that brought this magical book to life...
The beauty of the book is that each child’s name
creates its own special, personalised tale.
We are three dads (David, Pedro &Asi) and an uncle (Tal). One day, we decided to make the best personalised book ever, about a little boy or girl who lost (and then found) their name. How hard could it be?
Well… It turned out that there are 14,000 children’s names. Meaning that, to be able to make books about every child’s name, we had to write over 30 stories. Well over 150 illustrations. Then there was the technology and coding behind the scenes. Printing and shipping. How hard could it be? Quite hard.
But we got there. And getting there was fun. Everybody involved has been a friend, everything we’ve done, we’ve done because we loved doing it. And that, we think, is what makes the book so special. Almost as special, we hope, as the little boy or girl who receives it.
If you like the book, we’d really appreciate it if you’d share it with your family, friends, readers, followers. And of course, all feedback is more than welcome.
The Lostmy.name team
Here is the pages for R, one of the letters Ryan discovers in his book. He meets a robot. Each letter is presented by a unique animal, thing or mythical being. He especially loved the Y page and meeting a Yeti!
Stay tuned friends for a Snickerdoodles discount code to order your own lostmy.name books.
Until then get busy liking their facebook page, suggesting it to others who would enjoy, visit the blog and webpage...you won't be disappointed.