Lost My Name!

Once upon a time there was a girl who loved to give gifts. She was also an unabashed Anglophile. One day, while flipping through the pages of Red, her favorite British magazine, she came across a website called Notonthehighstreet.com. And she proceeded to purchase many lovely and unique gifts that came in packages covered with lovely British stamps. It was like she had a pen pal in London, that did proxy shopping for her.

Today on Notonthehighstreet.com, I discovered this. A personalized book about a little girl or boy who’s lost her/his name. The description is darling and my estimate is that I will purchase at least three before the year is done.

The author’s description:

The books tell the story of a child who has lost his or her name, and who sets off on a marvellous adventure to track down all the missing letters. Along the way the child meets lots of weird, wonderful and wise characters, who all help in the search. Each one has its own funny, surprising and touching story, and each gives the child a letter. The beauty of the book is that every different child’s name creates its own special, personalised tale.

So for example, if the child’s name is Emily, then she’d meet a forgetful Elephant, a rather vain Mermaid, a cold-averse Inuit, a misunderstood Lion and genial Yeti. Each character donates the first letter of their name, and Hey Presto! The child’s name is found!

If the child’s name is David, he’d meet a not-so-ferocious Dragon, a kind-hearted Aardvark, a rather unorthodox Viking, a cold-averse Inuit, and a disgruntled Hole that throws out letter Ds (among other things)!

The book is for children between 2 and 6. Happy customers have also bought for a newborn – just like clothes, they’ll grow into it!