Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Children’s Book Review and Giveaway: My Name Is Not Isabella, by Jennifer Fosberry

We all know that the possibilities are endless for little girls these days in terms of what they want to do when they grow up. They can be firefighters, scientists, teachers, astronauts, or just about anything they can dream about! This reality is celebrated in the children’s book, My Name Is Not Isabella, by Jennifer Fosberry (illustrated by Mike Litwin).

When Isabella wakes up one morning, her mother says, “Good morning, Isabella,” but Isabella insists, “My name is not Isabella!” No, she asserts, she is “Sally, the greatest, toughest astronaut who ever was!” But when her mother greets her as “Sally” as she comes down for breakfast, Isabella proclaims, “I am Annie, the greatest, fastest sharpshooter who ever was!” The story continues as Isabella pretends to be “Rosa, the greatest, bravest activist,” “Marie, the greatest, smartest scientist,” “Elizabeth, the greatest, kindest doctor,” and, finally, “Mommy, the greatest, sweetest mother”!

Of course, adults will recognize that these are tributes to “women who changed the world”: Sally Ride, Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell, and all the mommies of the world. These women are profiled in the back of the book so parents can further discuss their accomplishments with their children.

My Name Is Not Isabella is a charming story that encourages little girls to dream big! It will spark their imagination and jumpstart discussions about heroes, careers, history, and more. Spunky little Isabella will delight readers with her spirited personality and creative adventures. Learn more about author Jennifer Fosberry and her books at http://jfosberry.com/.


GIVEAWAY

I have one copy of the beautiful hardcover book, My Name Is Not Isabella, to give to one lucky reader! To enter, leave a comment on this post sharing your childhood wish of what you wanted to be when you grew up! You must do this to enter the giveaway.

You can earn optional additional entries by… (leave a separate comment for each)

- Following Jennifer Fosberry (@jenfos) and Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweeting about this giveaway. You may tweet 3 times a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet.)

- Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS and/or Kindle (see sign-up options on left sidebar). Leave a comment for each subscription method. (1 entry for each subscription method for up to 3 entries)

- Liking Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook. (1 entry)

- Following Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect. Click on the “Follow” button on the left sidebar. Leave a comment. (1 entry)

- Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog (the code is in the upper right-hand column of this site) and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL. (1 entry for button; 1 entry for text link)

- Posting this giveaway on your blog (in your own words) with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at 11:59 PM EST. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to residents of the United States only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, Sherry!




DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book to pass along in this giveaway. No compensation was provided. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on books purchased through the Amazon link above.

58 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:38 PM

    my name is Leah. I have always wanted to be Oprahs' hairdresser for her show, That was always my wish. Now I am a homeschool mom to two boys so I am lucky. :)

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  2. I always wanted to work outdoors, so forest ranger was always at the top of the list.

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  11. When I was little, I wanted to be a paleontologist and an artist. :) I settled for creative writing and studying old languages, so I succeeded, in a way. ;)

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  12. I wanted to a be a flight attendant!

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  26. 10/18 http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/27746949039

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  34. I wanted to be a teacher but did not grow up to be one.

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  35. I wanted to be involved in government and serving my country --- I was only five when President Kennedy was elected and I was very inspired by his call to public service.

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  41. I wanted to be a teacher.

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  44. when i was a child, i wanted to be a doctor when i grew up!
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  45. 10/27 http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/28901919974

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  46. I always wanted to be a teacher, and that is what I'm in school for! I love the description of this book, it looks fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  49. I always wanted to be a teacher when I grew up


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  53. I remember wishing to be a Mom with 13 children. I wanted to be at home and cook and garden and sew for all my babies. I ended up with 1 daughter and a loving husband and career as a nurse.


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  54. My childhood wish of what I wanted to be when I grew up is a nurse.
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