I recently reviewed My Name is Not Isabella, so when I heard Jennifer Fosberry was writing another book titled My Name Is Not Alexander, pretty much the male-counterpart, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
When Alexander wakes up in the morning, he's greeted by his father saying, "Good morning, Alexander." However, Alexander replies saying, "My name is not Alexander." Just as any child loves to imagine they're somebody else, Alexander goes through his day pretending to be some pretty famous men, including Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, and Fred Astaire.
This is a wonderful book to introduce boys to some amazing role models and empower them with the knowledge that they can be anything they want to be. You can't help but be drawn to the amazing illustrations by Mike Litwin and the underlying message of being yourself reigns supreme.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (March 1, 2011)
Source of review copy: Publicist