My Name Is Elizabeth!

My Name Is Elizabeth!

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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781554535606
Branch Call Number: JP Dunkl
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Forsythe, Matthew 1976-- Illustrator


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SPL_Michelle Aug 10, 2017

Anyone who dislikes short form versions of their full name will appreciate My name is Elizabeth! A fun read, especially if your name is indeed Elizabeth!

Jul 11, 2015

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.

emilymelissabee Aug 08, 2012

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.


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.

Kirbs Apr 18, 2012

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

Nineshadesofnifty Mar 04, 2012

This is a great storytime book.

jazs Nov 29, 2011

NYTimes Notable Children's book for 2011

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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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