My Name Is Elizabeth!

Dunklee, Annika

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
My Name Is Elizabeth!
Elizabeth is tired of everyone shortening her first name and calling her Lizzie, Liz, or Beth, but suffers in silence, until one autumn day when her impatience gets the best of her and she learns an important lesson about tact and grace.

Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2011.
ISBN: 1554535603
Characteristics: [22] p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Forsythe, Matthew 1976-
Ghione, Yvette


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Aug 08, 2012
  • emilymelissabee rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Though I am generally a fan of nicknames, I really like that this book talks about consent when coming up with nicknames for people in one's life. There is definitely importance in calling someone what they want to be called. A great story introducing that idea.

May 04, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This isn’t just a book about one particular name. It’s about making it clear to the world who you really are. A lesson some grown-ups could stand to learn as well.

Apr 18, 2012
  • Kirbs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is simply great. About a girl who loves her full name: E-LIZ-A-BETH, and nothing shorter, thank you.

Mar 04, 2012
  • Nineshadesofnifty rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a great storytime book.

Nov 29, 2011

NYTimes Notable Children's book for 2011


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May 04, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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May 04, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Elizabeth loves her name. Who wouldn’t? It has a lot of advantages, like length and how it sounds when you work the syllables out of your mouth. The downside? Everyone just gives you whatever nickname they think suits you. If it’s not Lizzy then it’s Beth. If it’s not Liz then it’s something “Not. Even. Close.” like Betsy. At last Elizabeth can take it no longer. To the general world she declares her full name (“Elizabeth Alfreda Roxanne Carmelita Bluebell Jones”) or Elizabeth if you like. Finally, everyone gets it right. Even her little brother (though she might bend the rules a bit for his attempted “Wizabef”).


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