The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home is the brand new personalised book from the same people behind the fabulous Lost My Name books. For the child that wants to be an astronaut, The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home takes them on a journey through actual outer space and back to their home.
“The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home combines the power of storytelling with technology to create a magical and personalized storytelling experience for children,” said Asi Sharabi, co-founder of Lost My Name. “Not only do children get to star as a main character in the story, their actual neighbourhood appears at the end of the book when they’ve finally found their way home.”
The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home follows a child and their robot friend on an adventure from the depths of outer space to their own front door. The experience is different for every child as aspects of the storyline and imagery are personalized based upon where they actually live – from the country flag on the spaceship and the view of Earth from outer space, to seeing familiar pictures of key country, city and town locations as the adventure gets closer to its conclusion where the child returns to their actual home address. The story is brought vividly to life utilizing NASA’s open source photography of outer space, and mapping technologies that enable a close-up flyby of the child’s actual neighbourhood and landmarks near their house.
“We’ve taken personalization to a higher level, creatively and technically, and we’re always looking for innovative ways to introduce The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home to the world,” said David Cadji-Newby, author and co-founder of Lost My Name. “A copy of the story is actually on the International Space Station right now and was recently read by British astronaut Tim Peake in space.”
Personalised for your child, The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home is a gorgeous book full of beautiful, vibrant illustrations which fill every page. The attention to detail is amazing, especially the illustrations of the planets. Typically we see planets depicted as being a perfect globe – but of course that isn’t completely true and I loved seeing what Earth really looks like with mountains and all.
There are a few things about this book that really sets it apart from all other personalised stories for me.
The first being that the book is completely personalised beyond just your child’s name. Your child can choose their character – Ava, my 2 year old, decided the brunette looked just like her and Keira, my 4 year old, decided to choose the little black girl. It is also personalised with your home address to zoom in on a satellite image of your neighbourhood, including your own home as well as an illustration of a landmark near your home.
The second thing is that it is a well written story with an actual plot. An exciting plot at that.
My girls LOVE to point themselves out in the book and get really excited about “their” robot and rocket ship.
My 4 year old can recognise her name by sight and the grin on her face when she realised what the constellations in the book were spelling out was priceless.
All in all, this book would make a wonderful gift for any child.
For additional information or to purchase The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home please visit: www.lostmy.name
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!