Friday, October 31, 2014

Review + Worldwide GIVEAWAY!!! Lostmy.name Personalised Book for your child!

As you have read in an earlier post, Dumpling just celebrated her birthday recently. It was a bittersweet experience for me frankly as I can never quite remain dry-eyed during this annual celebration. Simply put, they grow up too fast, too soon.

Her birthday present (formally) was a pair of ice skates as she started taking lessons earlier this year. But I was also on the lookout for another gift; something that adds meaning to her birth.
We were very blessed to have been given a personalized book! And not only that, it is one that is customized to her name.


:: The story and the book
Lostmy.name is started by 3 dads and an uncle. It was first started as a DIY project where they wanted to create personalized books. However, a quick look at the UK census showed that there are just about 14,000 names in the UK which makes it almost impossible to create personalized versions. Almost? Yes, almost.


Because these creators, being the creative people that they are, decided to base the stories on the letters that make up our names! So, with stories for 26 letters of the alphabet done up, Lostmy.name was hatched!

As my name has 2 “A”s in it, for the purpose of the review, I used my name to see if there are any duplicates.
 
:: The illustrations
The illustrations in the books are wonderfully creative. More than that, they bring to ‘live’ the most magical stories that “maketh” your child’s name. From trolls to robots, from bears to elephants and from aardvarks to angels, the reader goes on a mighty adventure where these characters give the reader the first letter of their names. The pictures are colourful and I absolutely adore the characters used as they are often funny and likeable.





:: The Ordering
The ordering process is basically a very simple 3–step procedure.

  1. Type in your child’s name
  2. Choose Gender
  3. Hit Preview!
The “preview” was the most magical part for me as it allows me to see exactly what the stories revolving the letters are about!
And as you can see, even with 2 "A"s in my name, there were no duplicates in the stories too! :)
Best of all, the order comes with an option to add a note!
 Now, what if you have a boy, would this book still work? Absolutely! :)
:: The Final Product and Surprise!

The book came within the estimated date the system gave me. Check out the lovely 'envelope' it arrived in!


   

Dumpling was more thab curious and tore it opened when she realised that the item was "made for her"!



She then read the little dedication note in front...


And started thumbing through it in record time. When she finally got to the last part, she realised that the whole story made up her name and was really happy with it!
 

The actual book was of really good quality - the pages are thick and the printing was sharp. I also love that the pages are matt as I do not like the reflection of the light on glossy pages. :p
Now, for the exciting part? Well besides the fact that this book is literally for everyone, and the price includes free worldwide shipping, I have a copy to give away too!!!  (Book is suitable for kids from 2 - 6!)
:: To enter:
1. Enter through rafflecopter below!
2. Leave a comment below on who you are giving the book to and why! Please include your email address  
GOOD LUCK!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



:: Terms and Conditions:

- Entries that do not fulfill the requirements stated will be disqualified without notice.
- Winners will be notified by email, through the email address provided.
- This is a WORLDWIDE giveaway. 
- Claiming of the prize will be through the sponsor Lostmy.name and details will be listed in the email.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this in order to do a review on and give my opinion of it. No monetary compensation was received for this post.

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64 comments:

  1. Would like to give this to my elder boy as he is starting to learn how to read on his own!


    Ranice.wu@hotmail.com

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  2. Would love to give this to Noah, as he loves books, and will be thrilled to read about his own name.
    Adeline / growingwiththetans@gmail.com

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  4. I would love to give this to Jairus who adores reading and I'm sure he will be so excited to get a personalized book, hopefully in time for Xmas :)

    Dawn / dawnng09@yahoo.com

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  5. A good tip would be to speak in both languages to your child if you know more then one language so that they can get accustom to how the languages sound like.
    Dominique goh (at) gmail.com

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  6. Speak both language often to my boys and read both English and Chinese books to them.
    This book will be a great gift for my son since he love books so much.

    Jingxian
    j_xian@hotmail.com

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  7. I would love to give his book to my boy for his birthday present! He loves stories and bedtime stories even more! He is learning to recognize the alphabets of his name now and not having much progress...so I hope to encourage him with his love for books!

    hucklebecko@yahoo.com

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  8. There is nothing like parents modelling billingualism during our interactions with our children.

    cmeilim@gmail.com

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  9. My dd was reluctant to speak and listen to Chinese. We started reading fun and interactive books and she picked up simple vocabulary. We also make it a point now to speak in both languages at home.

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  10. To encourage bilingualism, the parents must set a good example and speak both languages frequently to the kids.

    mail2magy[AT]gmail.com

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  11. Expose children to different language through books, music, television programs and games, etc.

    Xgg Chan
    chanxgg@gmail.com

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  13. I'm going to give this to my boy. It will be very special to have a book specially dedicated to him.
    Jolin
    Babyhappie@hotmail.com

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  14. My boy would love this personalised book. A really wonderful way of catching his attention when reading. Very meaningful giveaway!

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  15. 听说读写 is the key to learning language. So to promote bilingualism, we have to speak more to them so that they can listen.

    sillyphy13@gmail.com

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  16. I love to give this book to my bour who loves reading.

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  17. As Christmas is coming, this book will go to my niece for her good behavior all year round

    Marveille@gmail.com
    Shar

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  18. We play Chinese nursery songs on our car drives. It gets a bit too boring for me sometimes, but then again I get very entertained by my kids attempting to sing Chinese songs in the car!

    Robert Sim
    robert_sim@yahoo.com

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  19. for my sob julian
    jaime chan
    chueimei@hotmail.com

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  20. This is SO cool!!! Wanna give this to my elder boy, who is 8 this year ..... over the age maybe, but well, it is such a sweet gift to give! Wanna give it to him as his birthday as well as his christmas present as he is a christmas eve baby!!! Really wish to win this as I really wanna surprise him with this fantastic thoughtful gift that he will be truly taken aback ... hahaa

    Thank you soooo much for this great giveaway!!! :)

    Felicia
    fur_li@hotmail.com

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  21. Like to give it to my girl Charlotte (4 yo) and she has just started to explore in book stories.

    Michelle
    olengjuz@yahoo.com.sg

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  23. Would like to win this for my boy Lucien's upcoming 5th Birthday in January 2015 .. Thank you! :)

    Joey
    joeycheongpl@gmail.com

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  24. Hope to give this to my daughter, she would love to have such lovely book.

    Waiwai
    mami(at)peipeihaohao(dot)com

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  25. I would like to give the book to my Tiger girl as she would certainly be glad to see her name in a book

    Dominique
    dominiquegoh(at) gmail(dot) com

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  26. For my daughter Reanne.
    She love to read and always ask me why this boy's/girl's name is called Rosy/Peter/Jane etc. With this book, it will be easy for me to answer her query.
    lohjingrong@yahoo.com.sg

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  27. I would like to give the book to my girl. She would be delighted to see her name appearing in a book.

    Cynthia Lau
    edenie98@yahoo.com

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  28. Would like to give it to my older one for a surprise

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  29. I would like to gift this to my son whose birthday is in January.

    Jazry chan
    jazry.shop@gmail.com

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  30. If i win, i will give this to my elder boy Kyle, and then i will make another one for little brother Kyne.. it will be interesting to see if their story goes the same as their names only have one alphabet different!

    Ting
    Tinkene@gmail.com

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  31. Would like to win for my girl whose birthday is in December.

    moeybb@yahoo.com.sg

    Thanks!

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  32. I will like to gift this book to my boy, Azarias as his birthday is in December.
    liaoserene@hotmail.com

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  33. My daughter will love this as a new addition to her night time storybook collection.
    - Meiyi (littledetour@hotmail.com)

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  34. For my daughter who'll be surprised to see her name in the book!
    Susan
    susan(at)ajugglingmom(dot)com

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  35. That's a tough question when you have 3 kids. Probably I will have to do it for one of them and then buy the other two (or maybe just another boy) his own!! LOL
    Ed lyn
    mailmummyed (a) gmail.com

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  36. Like to give this to Kieran as a gift for him right before Primary School starts in 2 month's time!

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  37. Hihi,
    I would love to win this for my 1st born baby, Chase from his soon-to-see-the-world didi as his first gift to korkor. Chase loves to read and i reckon its a nice and meaningful gift for him!^^

    Canny
    canny14@hotmail.com

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  38. Would love to win this book for my 2 CHINDIAN kids...myself am a "banana" and mr. Hubby an Indian... So this will definitely kick start their mandarin learning journey!!! Thanks...

    Jamie chaw
    Jamiechaw@gmail.com

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  39. Definitely for my Little Princess. Its a wonderful personalised gift for her who simply loves reading story books. Something really creative & awesome

    Ashmika Jain
    jainash1083@gmail.com

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  40. Hope to win a copy for didi Regan. He reads with more pleasure now that he is picking up momentum. Hope that this book will bring him a sweet surprise right at the very last page. :)

    Shirley Yong
    shirley@yong.sg

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  41. I'd love to win this book for my son who is always hungry for stories.
    Louis Lee
    leechlouis@gmail.com

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  42. Hi,

    Like to have this for my little girl who is starting to read and loves to read all different kind of books.

    ensq@yahoo.com

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  43. Would love to win this for my boy as it will be his very first personalized book! And at the same time, he loves to read, I'm sure he will love this book with a dedicated message from his parents. Thanks!

    Irene Fock
    puffish03@gmail.com

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  44. probably my daughter who LOVES to be read to at nighttime. So i'm always trying to find new fun books to read to her

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  46. Hope to win a copy for Kristy, for being daddy's girl, for being the sweetest child a father could ask for.

    Yeo Keng Seng
    yeokengseng@gmail.com

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  47. i'd give the book to my 3yo daughter, she loves to read :)
    abzi_87@yahoo.com

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  48. I would love to give the book to my nephew because he loves to read! He even asks me everynight to read him bedtime stories.

    Rhen estillero
    praisingbutter@yahoo.com.ph

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  49. I would love to give this book to my girl who is going to P1 next year, She love to read and this will be the best gift for her

    Jorina Ho
    jorina@gmail.com

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  50. I'd love to give the book to my friend's twins as a Christmas present this year. They'd love absolutely love it.
    koukkunokka@anvianet.fi

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  51. i'll give it to my daughter. she loves books and loves to read, too!
    ccm_1981@yahoo.com

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  52. My only nephew and I'm his only aunt..he is a year and a half and I would love to be able to give him this adorable present :)

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  53. If I won, I would give it to my adorable little (and only) cousin Scarlet, as I had personalised books when I was little and I still treasure them now.

    crsmart@hotmail.co.nz

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  54. I would love to give this book to my first grandchild- Jake.
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  55. This would be wonderful for my youngest grand daughter, Imogen, who lives interstate and who I cannot visit in person very often. I like the ability to put a personal message in it.

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  56. Great giveaway! I would love to give this wonderful book to my boys, on 8 November in Romania it's St. Mihail and Gavril. My first born is Andrei-gavril, and the youngest is Alexandru-Mihail. On 30 november will celebrate Sf. Andrei too!

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  57. I would love to dedicate this book to my boy, Gabriel, who is a book worm. I am sure he will be happy to received a book made specially with love for him.....

    Nancy Koh
    giftfmabove@yahoo.com.sg

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  58. Very good idea as a Christmas gift, especially to encourage kids to read!

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  59. Specially for my son

    Email : shirlyxueli@gmail.com

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    1. My network lagged and I had to refresh and resend this comment few times.. hope still in time ... coz I am hoping to surprise my son with this book...

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