Friday, 15 July 2016

Lost My Name - Book Review & My Very First Giveaway!!!

Lost My Name is a company that was formed in 2012, after four male friends put their ideas together to come up with a totally unique personalised children's book.
Their first book is The Little Girl (or Boy) Who Lost Their Name; their second is The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home.

Recently, I was given the opportunity to create a personalised book for each of my three daughters, and I am so excited to announce that I also have one to give away to one of my lucky followers! Read on to see how you can be the winner!

I chose The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name for my youngest daughter, Kayla.

This book tells the story of the little girl who has lost her name, and sets out on a brave journey to find it. As the girl travels along, she meets some wonderful creatures, who each give the little girl the first letter of their own name, in order to spell out her name.
I simply went to, chose the book, entered in my daughter's name, language, gender, and character, and then I was taken to a preview of the book.
For each letter of my daughter's name, I was given an option to choose between a couple of characters.
For example, for the first letter of her name, K, I was able to choose between a Knight or a Koala.
I would've liked to have a couple of more characters to choose from just to have a bit more option. For example, for 'Y', there is only one character (a Yeti). It would've been good to have perhaps a Yak, or another creature beginning with Y to choose from.
But this is the only teeny, little criticism I have, because I couldn't be happier with all other aspects of the book.
One of my favourite things about being able to personalise this book is the option to create your own dedication.

I chose The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home for my other two daughters, Penni and Nikki.

This book tells the story of the child returning back home after an incredible journey through space, with some very cute characters along the way. The book includes a map of your child's city, as well as their place of residence in a bird's eye view map!!

It is fantastic!!

In much the same way as the other book, you are able to choose the gender and character, as well as add your own dedication.

Both books are A4 sized, with beautiful, colourful illustrations, and lovely rhyming verses.

Although they are soft-covered books, the pages are thick and durable.
All three of my daughters were thrilled with their books. 
I think they would make a great gift for a birthday or Christmas.

And now for the best part - I have one book valued at $39.99 to give away!

The winner will be able to choose from either title, and be able to personalise it too!


You MUST be a follower of my blog (either by liking my Facebook page/twitter/Instagram, or following via email or bloglovin' - I don't mind which one you opt for but you must do at least one please)

Answer in 30 words or less:

Which book would you like to win, and why?

Please include your email with your answer so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner!

Terms & Conditions:

1. This giveaway is open to residents of Australia only (excluding ACT) Total prize pool is $39.99
2. Giveaway closes on 31st July, 6 pm; winner will be contacted via email within 48 hours. Failure to receive a response from the winner will mean the prize is forfeited and a new winner  will be chosen.
3. Winner will be selected on a basis of skill, not chance - the most creative and/or interesting answer deemed by the judge/s wins
4. The prize is not redeemable for cash.
5. In  The Good Books blog will not be responsible for postage of the item, or for any prize that is not delivered by the third party.
6. This promotion is not associated or endorsed by Facebook.
7. Those who 'unlike' or 'unfollow' after the giveaway ends will be disqualified from entering future giveaways.

Disclosure: I was gifted voucher codes to redeem for each of my children's books in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.


  1. These books look great! I would love to win The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home because I have three boys who I'd love to span their imagination about the galaxy outside of our earth! It's a big concept but I think a little bit of fiction could help introduce it. Thank you (

  2. I'd love the little girl who lost her name as my daughter is learning how to spell her name. The book would be a fun way to help her remember.

  3. Not entering (I have these books) but just had to have a sticky at the review! We also love the books, although I think TLGWLHN is stronger than TIIJH. Better written, and the extra level of personalisation just makes the book extra special. x

    1. Hi Emily, yes I love TLGWLHN a little bit more too, but both are pretty cool!

  4. What lovely books! My kids used to love their personalised books I got them all for Christmas one year. They've now outgrown the age where they'd love this but good luck to everyone with kids in the right age group for this competition.

  5. The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home as it would be like venturing under there brothes bed, thats another world enitrely
    claire evans

  6. I am following you on Instagram :)

    I would love to win the lost my name book. My kids have this book and just adore them so I would love to gift one to my Niece.

  7. Fantastic! I just blogged about the "Lost My Name" books yesterday because I won one for my granddaughter.
    Such a lovely idea.
    Thanks for joining the Lovin' Life Linky!

    1. Hi Leanne, yes I saw the blog post; they're great aren't they?! :)

  8. These look pretty cool and I have seen them on others' blogs too. Anything which encourages reading is awesome.

  9. These are fabulous ideas for books for kids. I love the idea of the girl who lost her name - except my youngest daughter's name is really short so i suspect it would be a really short book!!!

    1. Hi Kirsty, even though your daughter has a short name, the great thing about these Lost My Name books are that they add extra pages to the story in order to make up for the short name, so I'm sure you won't be disappointed with it. Good luck!

  10. I would love The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name book for my youngest daughter. She often feels in the shadow of her younger sister and this would make her feel special :)

  11. The little boy who lost his name. Love the idea of him having his name in a book, anything to encourage reading.

  12. The little girl who lost her name - I am starting a book collection for my niece and being able to personalise it would with her name would be a fun way to get her to read.
    Thanks for the chance ��

  13. Emilie would love TLGWLHN to help her learn to spell her name because her Mummy insisted on "unusual" spelling for her name and always gets misspelt birthday cards!

  14. Oops not sure why it posted as anonymous, I'm following you on Instagram as @ladbrookes xx

    1. Hi ladbrookes, thanks for your entry and good luck!


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