Schwartz & Wade, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
t's so frustrating when your entourage can't get your title right, but instead call you by silly names like
. That's the problem that faces the small star of Karen Katz's delightful - and beautifully illustrated -
t begins, '
Why doesn't anyone ever call me by my REAL name?
' The toddler explains why she is
any of the labels inflicted on her, and then makes clear how she perceives herself in her kingdom of happy stuffed animals, where '
Everything is just the way I like it
' until the silly name calling starts again. She insists on her
- and why ever not?
aren Katz has a talent for empathy, which is manifest in this latest endearing picture book,
. All small monarchs will revel in it - and it might teach their parents a thing or two about etiquette too!
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