I Do Not Like That Name
What’s in a name? Herb and Sophie are eating breakfast one day when they notice a coupon on the cereal box for an elephant. Imagine how much fun they could have with an elephant!
When the nameless elephant arrives in the mail, he announces that it is Herb and Sophie’s job to name him. Herb has many suggestions (String Bean, Sweet Potato) and so does Sophie (Buttercup, Twinkle Toes) but nothing seems quite right to the huge and very brave elephant.
Why do we need names anyway? Where do names come from? Where did your name come from? How do you make your name your own?
What I loved: The illustrations in this book are interesting, like paper cut-outs, giving it a unique flair. The text is simple and straightforward, making it ideal for a young audience. The message about names can start some interesting discussions about where the reader's names came from.
Final verdict: Cute, simple, and fun, this picture book explores the why and how of naming in an approachable and colorful way. Children will enjoy the straightforward language and brightly colored illustrations as they watch Sophie and Herb help their elephant to obtain his own name.