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I WISH I HAD ANOTHER NAME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The little supplies the handle here- but further examination raises some questions. At what age does the average child, with widening mental horizons, begin to think about himself and wish he were different:- a different home, parents, clothes and name. Not before seven or eight, rather than the five or six year old the publishers indicate. The child especially wishes for the attributes of another child he admires, anything would be better than himself. Jay Williums and his illustrator play with this idea, and take a series of name suggestions from A to Z, listing appropriate occupations, characteristics, appearance so much. The text is in verse, and the child finishing second grade has a chance to best his in sounding out such names as Tabitha Tinklepaugh Trice, while another child would act out the make-believe. Original fun.

Pub Date: Aug. 17th, 1962
Publisher: Atheneum