My Name is Elizabeth!

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Kids Can Press Ltd, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 22 pages
18 Reviews
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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User Review  - Steven Matview - Goodreads

The artwork here is really cool! The story is short, but relatable (it used to irritate me like crazy when people dropped the "n" from my name, so I can relate to Elizabeth's plight here). Read full review

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User Review  - Kristina Lareau - Goodreads

The limited color pallet of this picturebook about a girl named Elizabeth--not Beth, Betsy, Liz or Lizzy--really brings the story to life. Orange and light blue with black and white provide ample ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Annika Dunklee was born in Uppsala, Sweden, to a Scottish father and a Swedish mother. She bases a lot of her stories on her own childhood memories. My Name Is Elizabeth! was inspired by anyone who dislikes having his or her name shortened, lengthened, mispronounced or mangled in some way.

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