My Name is Elizabeth!

  • Title: My Name is Elizabeth!
  • Author: Annika Dunklee Matthew Forsythe
  • ISBN: 9781554535606
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
  • My Name is Elizabeth 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 usi
    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 foMeet 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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    1. Some children are very particular about what they are called and don’t like to be called by nicknames that are not their own. Such is the case with Elizabeth (that’s Elizabeth—not Lizzie or Beth or Liz!). Not that there is anything *wrong* with the other names, but they are just not *her* name. While I can certainly understand Elizabeth’s frustration (you may call me Katie or Kate, but please don’t call me Kathy!) I’m not sure I was a super fan of her way of expressing her displeasur [...]

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    2. Oh now this is a good one. A great one. Not only because of the story - a little girl with a mouthful of a name who nonetheless would prefer it if people did not shorten it - but the art: fat lovely swipes of gouache or black ink, little scritchy lines, and a vast color palette encompassing exactly two colors - sun orange and pale blue - plus black and white.I especially like the wordless page where we see six little drawings of Elizabeth getting ready for school while intoning the syllables of [...]

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    3. I, of course, loved this book (even though they spelled Elisabeth incorrectly). I am considering writing a book called "My name is Elisabeth with an S and if you keep spelling my name wrong or if you call me Liz, I will kick you in the dingding"

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    4. The human capacity to garble a first name, even a simple or common one, is without limit. I should know. My name is Elizabeth. My preferred nickname is “Betsy”, which is not intuitive. Generally speaking, one should never assume what another person’s nickname is. In my day I have shouldered countless calls of “Liz”, more than one “Betty”, and the occasional (and unforgivable) "Eliza". Still, my heart goes out to kids with fresh and original names that get mangled in the garbled mou [...]

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    5. This is a lovely book about a little girl called Elizabeth, who loves her name, but nobody calls her by it. This is a great book to use with children in Foundation or year one to show that everyone is different and people have different preferences that people should take into account and understand. At the end of the book, people listen to Elizabeth when she tells that that her name is Elizabeth and this is how she wants to be addressed. This book may help other children to understand what peop [...]

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    6. Elizabeth really likes her name, her full name. She likes its length, the way it feels when she says it, and also that there is a queen named after her! But she doesn’t like it when people shorten it to things like Liz, Lizzy, or Beth. So she announces that her name is ELIZABETH Alfreda Roxanne Carmelita Bluebell Jones. But you can just call her Elizabeth. Now everyone has it right, except for one little person, her younger brother. It’s close enough when he calls her “Wizabef.”Dunklee c [...]

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    7. Elizabeth loves her name. It has nine letters, it sounds neat when she says it, and there’s even a queen named after her! Unfortunately, other people don’t seem to understand how Elizabeth feels about her name. Friends and family call her, “Lizzy,” “Liz,” Beth,” and the dreaded, “Betsy.” Finally, Elizabeth can’t take it anymore! “My name is ELIZABETH Alfreda Roxanne Carmelita Bluebell Jones!! But you may call me Elizabeth.”The text of this child-empowering story is brief [...]

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    8. Elizabeth likes her name - the QUEEN was named after her! - and wants to be called "Elizabeth" and not Beth or Betsy or Liz or Lizzie. She finally sets everyone straight, "My name is ELIZABETH Alfreda Roxanne Carmelita Bluebell Jones!!," and after hearing her FULL name, "Elizabeth" doesn't seem so long to them either! Funny, with illustrations in black & white with orange and blue accents. Elizabeth is a cute and chatty little girl with short, dark hair, who knows what she wants! She also ha [...]

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    9. Elizabeth--despite it's whole 9 letters including an electric Z--is a name warranting NO abbreviation. Not one item on the interminable list of Elizabeth nicknames is going to cut it. Not Libby, not Lizzie, not Ibby, not Lisa, not Betsy. Betsy is "Not. Even. Close." Elizabeth traipses around this wacky and retro robin's egg blue book with her pet duck, learning to earn respect she deserves! The supremely silly saga of one little girl with two Queens named after her!

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    10. I see a market for this book with girls named Elizabeth--a niche audience, perhaps. Otherwise, because my storytimes are mixed boys/girls, I'm not thinking that I would share this one as a readaloud. Illustrations are cute.

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    11. A simple story about a girl who loves her name and is frustrated by people who call her by nicknames. I used to do a names story time, but most of those were longer stories

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    12. Super. Great ending! Love the retro art.

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    13. Don't call her Liz, Lizzie, or Betsy but Wizabef is okay if you're younger brother.

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    14. I particularly love the illustrations in this one, retro cool.

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    15. This is a story of a little girl who is very much proud of her own name (thank you very much) and couldn’t care less for that nickname nonsense (no, no, no). Her name is Elizabeth and that is the one to be used. With much spirit and spunk, Dunklee gives her main character a fabulous personality.The illustrations by Matthew Forsythe are extremely amusing, being the perfect complement to Elizabeth’s persona with all those amazing (YES, amazing!) facial expressions and the hilarious pet duck we [...]

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    16. This book is in the genre of children's lit/humor. One unique feature of this book is the beautiful, minimalist illustrations! I think this book could be used in a K-2nd grade classroom.

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    17. Cute story about a girl with a longer name who doesn't care for nicknames. The ending with her little brother trying to say her name is adorable. I wish she had chosen another method of telling people what she'd prefer to be called rather than just nastily screaming it at everyone though.

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    18. I have one of those names that lends itself to several possible nicknames. I've always been called Katie, but my real first name is Kathleen, which means I've been mistakenly called Kathy, Kat, Kate, and Katherine all my life. I have gotten better as an adult about correcting people and explaining my preferred nickname, but I wish I had the gumption and confidence of Elizabeth, the main character in this 2011 picture book. Elizabeth loves her nine-letter name, and doesn't want it shortened to Li [...]

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    19. This spunky little girl's name is Elizabeth and that's what she wants to be called. Not Beth, Betsy, or Eliza. She wants her full name because she loves it so much. The illustrations were especially fun. I loved the orange and blue striations of color that animated the people and places throughout the pages. I was also quite fond of the little duck that followed Elizabeth around. I usually try to read the author bios in the back and I'm always amused by the way the author/illustrator tie in the [...]

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    20. “My name is Elizabeth! Not Beth, Liz, Lizzie, or even Betsy!” Elizabeth loves her name, it is just perfect for her with its nine letters. She cannot understand why people want to change it though. In My name is Elizabeth, a young girl named Elizabeth deals with the daily frustration of people trying to shorten her name! I understand this frustration, because ever since the first day of kindergarten people have been trying to change my name. I wonder if Elizabeth’s mother sent her to school [...]

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    21. A must read for anyone named Elizabeth no matter what their age. There was a time when I felt the same way as the main character (I'm an Elizabeth, too) and wanted to be known by my full first name (there are so many nicknames for Elizabeth, and some of them are quite terrible). Eventually though, I grew to like the nickname my parents chose for me (Elizabeth was too big a name for such a small girl), and refer to myself by that nickname which is Libby (it's even the name on my name tag for work [...]

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    22. As an Elizabeth in a long line of Elizabeths, I really appreciated this book even though I've never gone by the name Elizabeth. In fact, I was very excited to see my nickname used in the text. Since there are so many of us who use the Queen's name and variations thereof, I know that this will be a popular book with many. It would also be a good one to use at the beginning of a school year, just before calling roll for the first time since that inevitably causes some discomfort for kids who go by [...]

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    23. This is a great picture book! I originally picked it up for the illustrations (love Matthew Forsythe), which are so retro and lovely, done all in orange, baby blue, black and white. Anyway, turns out the story is just as good. It looks at Elizabeth and the nicknames people call her and how she deals with it. Elizabeth is such a good name to use because it has so many variations and I think it could be a book to use with kids to open the subject of how one person can go by many namesd, also, how [...]

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    24. A young girl is getting ready for school and is celebrating the special things about her name. BUT everyone she meets calls her a different nickname for "Elizabeth." Finally when the school crossing guard calls her Betsy, she has had enough. She yells that her name is Elizabeth and everyone hears her. Orange, blue, black, and white prints compliment the text, but little character development hurts the story. Readers aren't made to care for Elizabeth, who only seems to care about herself (at leas [...]

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    25. Elizabeth wants everyone to know that her name ELIZABETH, not Lizzy, not Liz, and not Beth or Betsy. She silently endures all the names people give her until, finally, she finds her big voice (and becomes literally bigger on the page) and informs everyone that her name is, in fact, "Elizabeth Alfreda Roxanne Carmelita Bluebell Jones!!" But we can call her Elizabeth.The illustrations have a retro feel and are done in shades of orange, black and light blue. Elizabeth is a spunky heroine with plent [...]

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    26. Elizabeth is no one's Lizzy, Liz, Beth, or Betsy - and she's not shy about letting you know! But there is one special someone who can get away with calling her something else. I love Elizabeth's mix of regal pronouncements and friendliness, and the reactions of all the townspeople to her declarations. There are lots of fun little details going on in the rooms of her house too. One of our favorite books about strong, interesting girls.

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    27. A little girl gets very annoyed when family and friends use nicknames rather than call her by her given name, Elizabeth. The illustration stand out- done in four colors, with a retro feel. I would have liked the book more if Elizabeth struck me as more charming with some softness to her edges. This would be a great conversation starter to kids at the beginning of school talking about names and nicknames.

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    28. A little book about a big name. Elizabeth loves her name just the way it ise likes all the neat things her mouth does when she says it (my favorite line in the book :) No nicknames for her, she asserts. Elizabeth is as charming as the illustrations (they are retro and modern at the same time and very expressive). I also like that Elizabeth and her baby sibling are being cared for by granddad.

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    29. I was looking for more books that had to do with names. This is cute. I figured my friend and co-worker would like it, too. (She has read it before--and she does.) I thought this would be good to have on hand in case I need a filler.9/25/13 I did need a filler. Sort of. 5 minutes left and I had such a good crowd, so I gave it a try. Really short and they got the ending. Not the best compared to the other books I had already read, but it worked and it was nice to have on hand.

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    30. This story is about a girl named Elizabeth who struggles with everyone she knows calling her whatever nickname they like. A lot of kids can probably relate to this. I know I, for one, hate to be called Becca, yet everyone feels free to shorten my name to that instead of the obviously superior Becky option (sorry Becca). This book would be great for a younger story-time. I also enjoyed the simple color palette of blue, orange, black and white.

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