Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - My Name is Not Alexander

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Book Review - My Name is Not Alexander

About the Book
Jennifer Fosberry’s new book follows a young boy on an imaginary trip through history as he pretends to be some of the innovative men who influenced and shaped our world.

Just how big can a little kid dream?

Ask Alexander, as he takes a wild ride and discovers the sky’s the limit!

Through Alexander’s imaginative journey, he discovers how great men become heroes:
  • The roughest rider can be surprisingly gentle (Theodore Roosevelt)
  • A strong leader is also the most peaceful (Chief Joseph)
  • Being brave about what makes you different will not only help you break records, but inspire others (Jackie Robinson)
  • A curious mind can lead to new discoveries (Thomas Edison)
  • Being creative and trying new things can motivate others (Fred Astaire)
  • And sometimes our biggest hero is closest to home (Daddy)

A back of the book “Men Who Changed the World” section features short bios of the famous men Alexander pretends to be.

My Take on the Book
Just like her previous book, My Name is Not Isabella, this book is an amazing book that encourages a child to dream and be more than they can be. I love how the author allows children to read this and learn about others who have come before them and who have done great things with their life.

I loved how in this book the boy in the end his biggest hero is his father. It was a nice sentiment for the end of the book and one that I know hits home for the messages that we hope that our children will see and experience within their lives.

Not only does this book share a beautiful message, but it also is full of amazing imagery. Mike Litwin does a wonderful job at capturing the dreams of this boy and making them live in real life.

Full of beautiful pictures, a story that you will be proud to share with your children, this book is a treasure and one that I know that you will end up reading it over and over!

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