My Name Is Not Alexander

My Name Is Not Alexander

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by Jennifer Fosberry
     
 

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Just How Big Can a Little kid Dream?

Who is your hero?

Alexander takes a rip-roaring historical adventure! Through his imaginative journey, Alexander discovers how great men become heroes: the roughest rider can be surprisingly gentle, a strong leader is also the most peaceful, and sometimes, being brave about what makes you different will not only

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Just How Big Can a Little kid Dream?

Who is your hero?

Alexander takes a rip-roaring historical adventure! Through his imaginative journey, Alexander discovers how great men become heroes: the roughest rider can be surprisingly gentle, a strong leader is also the most peaceful, and sometimes, being brave about what makes you different will not only help you break records, but inspire others.

Join Alexander as he learns how these remarkable men changed the world and encouraged him to find the hero within himself.

"Clever text and exuberant illustrations makes this book a perfect way to introduce kids to historical figures."
-Deborah Underwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Quiet Book

Recognition for My Name Is Not Isabella:
• National Parenting Publications Gold Award
• Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award
• Silver ForeWord Book of the Year Award for Picture Books
• Gold Independent Publisher Book Award
• Amelia Bloomer List

Praise for the award-winning My Name Is Not Isabella

"Perfect for kids who are constantly imagining what they want to be when they grow up."
-Momtrends

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—This cleverly crafted picture book pays homage not only to diverse heroes, but also to the children who engage in imaginary adventures with them. The story follows Alexander from the moment he wakes with a smirk, hair standing on end, declaring: "My name is not Alexander!" A present, patient, and refreshingly domestic father asks him, "then who has been sleeping in my son's bed?" This formula allows Alexander to introduce Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Chief Joseph, Fred Astaire, Jackie Robinson, and, finally, his own daddy. The story ends with the child dreaming about "who he would be tomorrow." Each spread shows not-Alexander and his trusty teddy-bear sidekick in a charade complete with costumes and a typeface that is uniquely suited to each role. Edison's descriptive words, "brilliant" and "light" are that indeed, seemingly lit by an unseen bulb. Alexander's familiar daily routine and energetic pretend play give this story wide appeal and make it equally perfect for sharing in storytime or kicking off a school unit about heroes. Biographical information on each man is included at the end in both a simple-sentence format and a more detailed paragraph. Litwin's pencil illustrations on sueded matboard add humor and depth to Alexander's flights of fancy. Fans of this team's work will also love the girl-power version, My Name Is Not Isabella (Monkey Barrel, 2008).—Jenna Boles, Washington-Centerville Public Library, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402282799
Publisher:
Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
761,578
File size:
21 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Read an Excerpt

"Good morning, Alexander," the father said. "It's time for breakfast, and then let's play ball."

"My name is not Alexander!" said the little boy.

"Then who has been sleeping in my son's bed?" asked the father.

"I am THEODORE, the greatest, grandest president who ever was!"

"Well, Theodore, PARK yourself here and SAVE your ENERGY for today's game."

Meet the Author

Mike Litwin is an award-winning illustrator who combines oil glazing, color pencil, collage, and other mixed media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of children.

Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children's book writer. Until recently, she worked as a project manager in Silicon Valley in the high-tech electronics field. She currently divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Costa Rica with her husband and three children.

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My Name Is Not Alexander 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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mumsto2boys More than 1 year ago
What a cute book with many different people that ALexander pretends to be. Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is adorable, but it is not formatted like "My Name Is Not Isabella." It just not in landscape format, does not have a "Read To Me" option AND is not a nookbook with the beautiful pictures filling up the screen. It's more like a regular nookbook with the pictures small and at the bottom of the page. Total disappointment. Still a great book, but not what I expected AT ALL!