Parents' Guide to

Lost My Name Books

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fun, personalized tale of kid's quest to find lost name.

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age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

Great idea; terrible execution

The idea of the book being personalized to a child's name is brilliant, really. The ability to choose which animal for each letter is even better. But the content itself is terribly clumsy. Everything is in awkward rhyme -- rhyming for the sake of rhyming without paying attention to the natural flow of language. The tone is casual, but there are slang phrases and references young kids typically wouldn't understand. My child wants to read this every day because it has her name in it (we received this as a gift), but I summarize as I read because I can't bring myself to read this drivel to her. The illustrations are colorful but not captivating. Even the entire point of the book -- to find the lost name -- is poorly done. The name is just thrown onto the last page like an afterthought with no clear resolution about it. I think this could have been an amazing idea, but as it is, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
age 2+

Fabulous addition to my grandsons library

I purchased this for my 3 year old grandson for Christmas and he was a captivated audience. He loves when grandma reads with him and this book is a huge success. He makes me read it over and over.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This adventurous alphabet book is an international marketing success that also happens to be a cute story with appealing art kids will enjoy. It's been a hit in numerous countries, as it works for both genders and is available in nine languages. It features a clever rhyming text and ends with the kid main character tucked safely in bed, making it a good choice for a bedtime book.

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