Monday, March 21, 2011

My Name Is Not Alexander by Jennifer Fosberry - Book Review and Giveaway


If you're heading out to the bookstore for new picture books for your little one, make sure to check out this new witty, lovable picture book by Jennifer Fosberry, My Name Is Not Alexander.

We had the pleasure to receive a review copy of this book and my kiddos really love it!



My Name Is Not Alexander follows the story of 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.

About the book:

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)

My Review:

Just like the award-winning story book by Jennifer Fosberry, My Name Is Not Isabella, my five year old Gabriel (who's more into books than my four year old Jaden) also loved reading My Name Is Not Alexander.

This book shares a beautiful message that encourages a child to dream and be more than they can be. Jennifer Fosberry did a wonderful job at writing a charming story for children that's filled with nurturing lessons. It's got a lot of humor and the colorful, vivid imagery makes your child want to read more!

I had so much fun reading this book with my boys. The story is easy to read for little ones and it also covers a bit of history about the past great men that influenced our country. I also love the extra feature on the back of the book about “Men Who Changed the World" that features short bios (photos and descriptions) of the famous men Alexander pretends to be. I highly recommend this enjoyable picture book to kids ages 4-8.

My Name Is Not Alexander by Jennifer Fosberry is now available at Amazon and at your leading book retailers.

*GIVEAWAY!

One of you lucky Hip Mama's Place reader will win one (1) copy each of the books,
My Name Is Not Alexander and My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry!


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*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: “My reviews and opinions are 100% my own. Sourcebooks provided me copies of the books mentioned on this post to facilitate this review and giveaway".

About the Author: Jocelyn CaƱasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents' Picks 2010 Best Parenting Blogs and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter and/or Facebook.

144 comments :

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Great review. My kids would love to read those books. We've also enjoyed quite a few over the past few years thanks to review copies!

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Jocelyn said...

*This contest is closed*

Congrats to Stacey L who said...

I would love to win this for my niece
March 22, 2011 8:26 AM

Thank you all for entering this contest! :)