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.