The future is officially here, kids; an amazing new personalized children’s book knows where you live, and will take you (I mean, your child) on a magical adventure to get there. The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home is the latest offering from Lost My Name, the publishing company who made us all cry happy-tears with their first (wildly successful) books: The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name and The Little Boy Who Lost His Name. The company specializes in books with wonderfully personal touches; these aren’t just templates with your name (ahem, your child’s name) thrown casually in. No, these books feel like they’re written specially for you. (I mean, your ch— OK fine, I don’t have a child. I’m just buying these books for myself.)
In The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home, you are the main character — and you’ve got yourself totally lost in space. On your epic journey home, you have to first find your own planet, then your country, then your town… Do you see where this is going? Finally, in the most unbelievable twist since the end of The Usual Suspects , the spaceship ends up flying right up to your own front door, and teaching you about the importance of home.
Lost My Name received a $9 million investment from Google Ventures back in June, so we should have suspected some pretty sensational technology was on its way — and The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home certainly doesn’t disappoint. Not only are children treated to satellite pictures of their home, the books are brought to life throughout with NASA’s jaw-dropping outer space photography — and every child will fly through a completely unique version of space. So even if you buy these books for siblings, they’ll each have a totally different experience while reading it. Neat.
I think we can all now agree that finding water on Mars was just the second most exciting space-related thing to happen this week. Yeah, the possibility of alien life is great and all — but The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home is out of this world. Literally.
Images: courtesy of Lost My Name