My Name Is Elizabeth!

Annika Dunklee
Matthew Forsythe

Meet Elizabeth. She's got an excellent pet duck, a loving granddad and a first name that's just awesome. After all, she's got a queen named after her! So she's really not amused when people insist on using nicknames like “Lizzy” and “Beth.” She bears her frustration in silence until an otherwise ordinary autumn day, when she discovers her power to change things once and for all. In the process, Elizabeth learns about communication and respect --- and their roles in building better relationships with family and friends. The two-toned illustrations reflect the story's energy and sass, and the comic-book-like format makes it easy to follow. The cheeky, retro drawings also keep it real --- depicting the sometimes-feisty Elizabeth as a resolutely normal kid --- whether she's flossing her teeth or feeding her pet duck.

978-1-55453-560-6 | Sep 1, 2011
List Price: USD $14.95, CAD $16.95
4-color 9 x 9 24 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7
978-1-55453-794-5 | May 4, 2021
List Price: USD $9.99, CAD $10.99
4-color 9 x 9 24 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7
978-1-55453-954-3 | May 15, 2012
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

Educational Resources

Adult Directed

Awards & Reviews

“This debut picture-book offering from Dunklee and Forsythe is close enough to perfect in its tone, pacing and interplay between words and pictures: Wonderful.”
— Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review, April 2011
“First-time children's author Annika Dunklee hits the mark with a spunky character who is guaranteed to charm early readers and parents alike.”
— Quill & Quire, September 2011
“The book itself is close to perfect.”
— The New York Times, August 2011
“This isn't just a book about one particular name. It's about making it clear to the world who you really are. A lesson some grown-ups could stand to learn as well.”
— Elizabeth Bird,, July 2011
“Children who have had similar experiences will certainly relate to Elizabeth and may be inspired by her directness.”
— School Library Journal, October 2011
“Readers who take pride in their names (especially those who have had their names butchered) may be similarly moved to express that ownership vocally.”
— Publishers Weekly, September 2011
2012 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Canadian Library Association, Winner
2012 - Marion Vannett Ridgway Award, Commended
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2011 - New York Times Notable Children's Books 2011, The New York Times, Winner
2011 - Best Books of the Year, Quill & Quire, Winner

Also Recommended