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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the Lost My Name books are independently published, computer-personalized picture books you order online to feature your child's name and representative image. You pick from three images for your boy or girl (among varying skin and hair color) and supply the spelling of your child's name; the paperback that arrives (with free shipping) is titled either The Little Boy Who Lost His Name or The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name. The main character goes on a quest to find his or her lost name and collects the letters of the name sequentially from people and creatures met along the way. The name is spelled out on the last page. It's a cute, rhyming alphabet adventure that makes a great bedtime book, as it ends with the tired child tucked into bed.
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What's the story?
A boy -- or girl -- wakes up to find the name on his or her door gone. The kid then sets out on a quest to find the "lost" name and encounters people and creatures along the way, each of whom gives the kid one letter of his or her own name (such as a knight who gives a K followed by an aardvark who gives an A, in a book about a little girl named Katie) that sequentially add up to the reader's whole name on the last page.
Is it any good?
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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