As someone who has a 10-letter long name, I could appreciate this book. My entire life, my lovely (in my opinion) name has always been shortened in all sorts of brutal and even crass ways. I can sympathize with Elizabeth, who rightly recognizes that her name is special and decides to make a point to the world about this fact. Some people like nicknames (I DO like some of mine, promise!) and some don't, but this little story is a great way to teach your kids to be proud of their name, and to assert themselves. The black, white, orange, and sky blue illustrations are unique and done in a perspective that really brings you into the child's world. A great book to get for those who have complicated, long, or hard-to-spell names...or for those whose name is Elizabeth. My kids have a cousin by that name, but I'm not so sure I want to give her this one--we want to keep it for ourselves!