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Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream?

Ask Isabella...

She takes a wild ride-and discovers the sky's the limit

This story...speaks frankly about self-identity and self affirmation as Isabella decides at the end that she is actually herself...because she possesses the best parts of all of the women she looks up to.

-ForeWord Magazine

The colorful mixed-media artwork reinforces the fanciful, upbeat tone of the book. Use this story to ignite young readers' interest in women's history.

-School Library Journal

Who Is Your Hero?

Isabella's include U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride, activist Rosa Parks, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley-but there's no bigger hero than Isabella's own mommy

Join Isabella on an adventure of discovery-and find out how imagining to be these extraordinary women teaches her the importance of being her extraordinary self.

A rollicking read-aloud and terrific read-to-myself story, My Name Is Not Isabella is capturing hearts and awards, including: Silver ForeWord Book of the Year Award for Picture Books Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award Gold Independent Publisher Book Award Amelia Bloomer List

Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children's book writer. Until recently, she worked as a project manager in Silicon Valley in the high-tech electronic field. She currently divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Costa Rica with her husband and three children.

Mike Litwin combines a variety of media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of women. A graduate of the East Carolina University School of Art and Design, he plays both designer and illustrator with an often wacky, always delightful style that uniquely blends playful innocence with devilish mischief. Illustrating and telling stories for children is his passion, his entertainment, and his dream. He currently lives in Greenville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters.

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"In this picture book, first published by Monkey Barrel Press in 2008, young Isabella isn't having an identity crisis--she's having an identity field day. When her mother greets her good morning, she responds with the book's title (and its refrain), adding, 'I am Sally , the greatest, toughest, astronaut who ever was!' Throughout the day, Isabella assumes the roles of other 'greatest' heroines: breakfast prompts an Annie Oakley reverie; a school bus ride puts her in the shoes of Rosa Parks. Litwin overworks the fuzzy, staticky textures of his mixed- media illustrations to the point of distraction, and it's a little disappointing that none of debut author Fosberry's role models is of especially recent vintage--Marie Curie and Elizabeth Blackwell appear as her science and medicine superwomen. But the exuberance of the text and typography, coupled with Isabella's force of personality, ensures that the pages fly along, largely and blessedly free of the earnestness that plagues so many 'girls can do anything' books. Ages 3 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

From breakfast to bedtime, a young girl imagines being different women who made history, and ends the day empowered to be herself. Full color.

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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, December 9, 2010 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
My Name is Not Isabella is a delightful new picture book by Jennifer Fosberry that introduces children to some of the strongest female figures in history, all seen through the eyes of a little girl.

The sequence starts off with the mother at the bedroom door saying, “Good morning Isabella. It’s time to get up and out of bed.” “My name is not Isabella!” said the little girl. “Then who has been sleeping in my daughter’s bed?” asked the mother.

“I am Sally, the greatest, toughest astronaut who ever was!” The mother in the story is wonderfully patient as her daughter cycles from being Isabella to Sally Ride one day then Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell and mommy. All are important women in history, and mommy is a great hero for a little girl to have. Bios on each of the famous women catching Isabella’s imagination are included in the back.

My Name is Not Isabella should be able to spark conversations between moms and daughters about the real people behind the names that Isabella decides to take on for a while. The illustrations by Mike Litwin show Isabella as a spunky girl who is strong, smart, courageous and caring. I highly recommend it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781402243950
Author:
Fosberry, Jennifer
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Illustrator:
Litwin, Mike
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.72x11.26x.43 in. 1.00 lbs.
Age Level:
03-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this picture book, first published by Monkey Barrel Press in 2008, young Isabella isn't having an identity crisis--she's having an identity field day. When her mother greets her good morning, she responds with the book's title (and its refrain), adding, 'I am Sally , the greatest, toughest, astronaut who ever was!' Throughout the day, Isabella assumes the roles of other 'greatest' heroines: breakfast prompts an Annie Oakley reverie; a school bus ride puts her in the shoes of Rosa Parks. Litwin overworks the fuzzy, staticky textures of his mixed- media illustrations to the point of distraction, and it's a little disappointing that none of debut author Fosberry's role models is of especially recent vintage--Marie Curie and Elizabeth Blackwell appear as her science and medicine superwomen. But the exuberance of the text and typography, coupled with Isabella's force of personality, ensures that the pages fly along, largely and blessedly free of the earnestness that plagues so many 'girls can do anything' books. Ages 3 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , From breakfast to bedtime, a young girl imagines being different women who made history, and ends the day empowered to be herself. Full color.
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