My Name is Not Alexander


Last week I shared a new story with my 3-year-old preschool class, and later with a 4-year-old class.

The 3K kids enjoyed the book, and at the end one child said, "That is a GOOD book." Such commentary hasn’t happened before.

The 4K kids were able to laugh at the protagonist’s inconsistent behavior. And they liked the feel-good ending.

The story I am referring to is My Name Is Not Alexander by Jennifer Fosberry.

In My Name Is Not Alexander, little Alexander imaginatively assumes the identities of great heroes of history, including Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Jackie Robinson, Chief Joseph, Fred Astaire, and his very own hero, Daddy.

My Name Is Not Alexander is a good lesson in American history for ages 4-8, and even has more facts about each hero in the back of the book. This is a great springboard for discussion and a life-saver for all of those questions your child is going to ask about each person.


One Response

  1. OttosMom
    OttosMom March 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm |

    I will look for this book! (and maybe choreograph a little dance to it). My lil guy is only 2 but he loves playing word games like this. Just tonight we were telling him things like, “that is a big pink cat on your pajamas” and he smiled, replied, “no, it’s a dinosaur.”

    ps. You are way fun on Twitter.

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