My Name is Elizabeth!
Annika Dunklee, Matthew Forsythe (Ill.)
Category: Children’s Picture Book
Synopsis: Everybody tries to shorten Elizabeth’s name—until she corrects them.
Rating: *** (3-star scale)
Comments:This is a cute book. I’ve never really had to deal with people trying to shorten my name, but I deal constantly with people calling me “Becky” instead of “Carrie” (?) and people totally flubbing my last names. The only person who consistently gets it right is my mother. That’s right, not even my husband does. So I can kind of relate to poor little Elizabeth.
I don’t know if a lot of little kids will identify to this, but I’m not sure that’s how/why little kids build connections with books anyway. It was funny and charming. The pictures are adorable in a retro sort of way. And Elizabeth is feisty in an Olivia sort of way. (I heart Olivia.)
Plus, she has a pet duck. You’ve gotta love that!
Would you recommend this to a friend?Sure.
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