My Name is Elizabeth

My Name is Elizabeth
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September 01, 2011
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Meet Elizabeth. She's got an excellent pet duck, a loving granddad and a first name that's just awesome. After all, she's got a queen named after her! So she's really not amused when people insist on using nicknames like "Lizzy" and "Beth." She bears her frustration in silence until an otherwise ordinary autumn day, when she discovers her power to change things once and for all. In the process, Elizabeth learns about communication and respect -- and their roles in building better relationships with family and friends. The two-toned illustrations reflect the story's energy and sass, and the comic-book-like format makes it easy to follow. The cheeky, retro drawings also keep it real -- depicting the sometimes-feisty Elizabeth as a resolutely normal kid -- whether she's flossing her teeth or feeding her pet duck.

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What's in a Name?
(Updated: March 09, 2012)
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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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