It's true, I might be stretching it a bit this week by calling The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home a Big Apple Book. This personalized book from UK-based Lost My Name is really for everyone, and that's why I love it so much. With the help of a cute little alien, the story tells the tale of Millie's journey home from outer space. Through twists and turns and strange encounters (and lots of lemonade!), they finally make their way back to her apartment in New York City. Whew.
The personalized aspect of Home really engages the reader, especially as I was able to pick the character that looked most like her, and in giving the company my address, they were able to pull up an overhead map of our neighborhood in Manhattan. In the pages leading up to the end, Millie's rocket ship even buzzes past the Statue of Liberty. Nice touch! And in the photo below, I can see our apartment building across from the baseball diamonds!
So while this particular copy of The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home is NYC-based, yours will fit your child's hometown perfectly, too. Here's to this adventure, which keeps children inspired and interested while reading. Can't wait to see what the folks behind Lost My Name have in store for us next!
Disclosure: We were given copies of the book for purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.