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Kids Fiction 1622
What's in a Name?
(Updated: March 09, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
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!
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March 09, 2012
Looks like a cute story. I LOVE the cover.
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