Book Review: My Name Is Not Alexander (Love It)

My Name Is Not Alexander


Product Description

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:
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."

My Review

I just finished reading the best picture book, Jennifer Fosberry's new book, My Name Is Not Alexander. It's an easy read with much humor and an excellent example of how dialogue moves the story line along and gives the reader details into the main character.

In this particular children's story, Alexander does not like his name. Funny thing is that I didn't like mine because it has 3 syllables and my hubby did not like his, so his mother called him "box car!" Well, the book begins with Alexander deciding one morning that he wasn't really Alexander but that he was indeed, Theodore Roosevelt "the greatest, grandest president who ever was!"

Alex's father plays along with his son's pretending in a very patient, loving way. With each page comes laughter and a warm heartfelt ending. Not only is this a great "Point and Seek" book for little ones because of the wonderful pictures by Mike Litwin with a teddy bear on every page but towards the back of the book, the older reader will find 2 educational pages of "Men Who Changed The World." (Men who Alexander imagined they would be.) It is fun for kid's to learn new things.

My Grandson LOVES this book. It is brilliantly written by Jennifer Fosberry and creatively drawn to enhance this charming storybook by Mike Litwin. I love the cover art and especially Alex with his red hair.  5* read, plus a GREAT addition to your library. I highly recommend this sensational, wonderful book, with great, nurturing lessons throughout. Encouraging dreams is #1 with me and my family! 

Thanks to LibraryThing for the opportunity to review this marvelous book. LOVE it!


Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children' book writer. After working in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley and running away to Costa Rica for a few years, she returned to the San Francisco Bay area to read, write and try to get out of housework. She lives with her husband and three children and finally got a puppy.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402254334
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402254338
My Name Is Not Alexander

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