Learning to read with The Lost Words {Book Review}

The Lost Words. A book about the words which are disappearing from a child’s language, very closely linked to nature and the world around us. A beautiful book with the perfect blend of words and pictures. Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn. As a family who love the great outdoors I thought it would be fitting to head out on a little adventure, in search of brambles and acorns. We even came across an otter carved out of wood.

When we first opened the book I wasn’t sure my six year old would enjoy it as much as he did, perhaps our little adventure looking for woodland treasures helped or maybe he is just at the right age to interpret the magic. The book is very descriptive with some words unknown to him, but with guidance and a little phonics we pieced it together and enjoyed the book.

It is one of those books which needs a little explanation before diving straight in for a little read, one to be read out loud – the words albeit a little tricky as described by George are also quite magical to read. The book requires an imagination which my six year old has in spades and so is permanently placed in his reading corner.

It truly is a lovely book, derived from a great idea and the true definition of childhood reading. I love a book that tells a story, albeit one a little different to most we read however it was lovely to explore the lost words together, follow the enchanting language and enjoy the beautiful illustrations. I have always enjoyed the written word, from a very young age I was the child forever reading or writing my own stories to be told and it would seem George is following in my footsteps.

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I have added this post to Laura’s #KLTR over on her blog Laura’s Lovely Blog and Colette’s #TriedTested over on her blog We’re Going On An Adventure.



  1. 22nd November 2017 / 6:36 am

    Oh it looks like a lovely book. And so nice to explore outside too.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      22nd November 2017 / 10:13 am

      It is such a nice read. I like being able to bring the two worlds together.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      27th November 2017 / 7:34 am

      Its certainly a different book to what we would normally gift but actually I think you are right

  2. 27th November 2017 / 5:02 pm

    What a gorgeous book. I love the way reading can expand your vocabulary.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      28th November 2017 / 8:18 am

      You’re exactly right Colette, you put it better than I did.

  3. 29th November 2017 / 6:06 am

    What a fun book to learn with! My girl would love it!

    • Life As Our Little Family
      29th November 2017 / 11:06 am

      I think so, a little different to the usual read

  4. 17th December 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Firstly, such beautiful photos! I love the idea of a book to expand a child’s vocabulary – I think this can only ever be a good thing and it looks like lovely illustrations too. Thanks for linking up to #KLTR

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