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The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name – Children’s Book Review


A couple of weeks back Kayla received a Lost My Name book for review. The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name books are slightly different to your average book, it’s a magical personalised tale of a child who wakes up to find out they have lost their name. The child then bravely heads off on a journey to find it and stumbles upon lots of creatures on his/her way. Each one with a unique story to tell, providing a letter helping the child to recover their name. Hense why it’s called Lost My Name. (more…)

Oisin the Brave – Robot Island – Review

We recently got our hands on childrens book Robot Island, the latest in the series of Oisin the Brave books to review. The book is written by Irish couple Michelle Melville and Derek Mulveen. Derek also illustrated the book along with artist Valerie Bouthyette.

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The story is based in the magical Irish kingdom of Tir na N’Og and just like the first Oisin the Brave, Moon Adventures the books illustrations are captivating and suck the kids right in.

The book is based on Oisin, Orane and Irish Princess, Eire. We also meet lots of robots, one in particular we both took a liking too along with funny strange creatures throughout the book.

Oisin and Orane are on a quest to save a little robot that washes up to shore with little or no energy left. Just like in the first book both explorers head off through the Dolmen of Time on a quest across the sea’s to complete their mission, to help save a little robot. Although everything is not plain sailing on their voyage.

Again I love the traditional Irish names, the location and the Irish elements in the book. In the last few pages you will find a cupla focal as gaeilge and I enjoyed teaching Kayla some new Irish words that we had just read about.  I really enjoyed the book, it was colourful, exciting and funny, but my opinion doesn’t really matter. See what Kayla has to say…

Kayla’s Review

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I love my new Oisin the Brave book. Princess Eire is in it loads. I love princesses especially ones with red hair. My mammy says that’s really Irish and I’m Irish.

My book was singed (signed) by the author. Mammy is teaching me about who is behind the book, who writes and illustwrites (illustrates) the books we read.

This book has a green button on the dolmen of time too; it wasn’t in the last book. That makes me very very very happy.

I like this book because… (long pause) of the adventures in it. The whale talks funny, the little strange creatures look funny and sing funny and in the end they save the wee robot. He is so so cute.

I also love playing ‘where’s the worm’, a makey-up game, she is so cute aswell.

I really like this book but mammy says she can’t read it every single night of the week so sometimes I draw pictures of Princess Eire instead.

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I give it 10 out of 10

Oisin the Brave – Robot Island is €7.99 and available to purchase from all good bookstores and direct from Eires Kids. You can also check out Eires Kids on Facebook and Twitter.

*We were giving Oisin the Brave – Robot Island for reviewing purposes. All opinion are our own.

Kayla and Santa’s Irish Adventure Review

Santa’s Irish Adventure is written by L. J Taylor, illustrated by Patrick D. Kinsella and produced right here in Ireland by Digital Scribe in Bray, Co Wicklow.

The book arrived last week, Kayla was ecstatic when it arrived. Complete with a letter from Santa confirming she was on the nice list, it made her day. That evening we got comfy with some hot chocolate and I watched as Kayla got lost in the book and the adventures it brought her on.

Santa also sent my little babog a letter, it was in the book when we opened it, she is on the nice list and he cannot wait to come bring Kayla some presents if her good behaviour continues. It was an added bonus, again this is personalised and Kayla was mesmerized yet again.

The only fault I have with this book is the price, I do think it’s quite expensive at €15.99, however Kayla loved it so much I would buy one as a gift. We are bringing Irish culture, mythology, landmarks and history into our everyday life at the moment and this book and it’s educational features really helped embrace that. I loved reading this book to Kayla. I loved watching her face light up as we turned each page. This book makes the perfect gift for Christmas or as a special treat.

Kayla’s Review

I love my book that mammy got me. I love how I helped Santa save Christmas. The elf looks like The Grinch, but he’s green thats my favourite colour. My friend Louise went to the Giant’s Causeway, I seen pictures, mammy says she might bring me next summer. I love my book, I like my picture and I like my brothers are in the book too. I cannot wait for Santa to come on Christmas Eve.

The personalised Christmas book takes 5 days to print and 1-2 days delivery within Ireland. Santa’s Irish Adventure costs €15.99 plus P&P and you can order your own copy HERE. Digital Scribe are also on Facebook, check them out HERE.

The guys over at Digital Scribe have been super generous and I have one to GIVEAWAY. Competition open to all. Giveaway will close 23rd of November at 8pm.

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**Disclaimer: I was giving this product for reviewing purposes only. This does not affect my honest opinion.