I Do Not Like That Name

 
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I Do Not Like That Name
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4+
Release Date
November 05, 2019
ISBN
978-0062455772
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This funny picture book about friendship, family, identity, and why we have names is illustrated with bright collage art and is a perfect selection for story time.

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?

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cute, simple, fun!
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I DO NOT LIKE THAT NAME features a girl, Sophie, and her rabbit, Herb, as they order an elephant from the cereal company. When the elephant arrives, they find out it does not yet have a name. How will they choose one? The book explores why we need names, where names come from, and ultimately is just a cute story of making a new friend.

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.
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