My Name Is Not Ed Tug! Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack
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My Name Is Not Ed Tug! Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack

A person's name is an essential part of their identity. Do you feel offended when your name is misspelled or mispronounced repeatedly? Do you make an effort to read others' names correctly, especially when they are uncommon or originated in an unfamiliar language? Check out how a young boy gets creative about having his name understood and remembered in award-winning author Amy Nielander's latest book My Name is Not Ed Tug!

My Review:

My Name is Not Ed Tug! is a highly relatable, humorous and thought-provoking picture book about self-identity, family heritage, kindness and respect for differences.

Edimorwhitimormiligimmus Tug has an unusually long name because it's meant to honor four of his beloved family members: Grandpa Edimor, Great Uncle Whitimor, Aunt Mili and Granny Gimmus. But it presents quite a challenge for his classmates and his teacher, who decides to just call him Ed for the sake of convenience. Feeling hurt by this arbitrary abbreviation, Edimorwhitimormiligimmus makes up his mind to help others memorize his name. He takes the time to explain to everyone the meaning of his name and engage them in fun activities that represent the specialties of his family members. He goes on to make everyone aware that their own names are perfect just the way they are.

Through simple sentences and evocative pictures, the book encourages young readers to cherish their family heritage, to explore the meanings and stories behind their names and to share the information with pride and confidence. It helps us realize that misspelling or mispronouncing someone's name could hurt their feelings. When teaching about being kind and respectful to others, we should include getting their names right. The story also inspires children to become problem-solvers and not to be afraid to make their voice heard. It's a wonderful read for all and is particularly relevant to those who live in culturally diverse countries like the US.

About the Book:

Ages 5-8 | 32 Pages
Publisher: West Margin Press | ISBN-13: 9781513134871

A sweet, whimsical story about the meaningfulness behind a person's name and the power of accepting people just as they are.

Edimorwhitimormiligimmus Tug has a very special name that is all his own. But his teacher thinks it’s too long and hard to say. One day she shortens it to. . . Ed. But he loves his name just the way it is. So he comes up with a plan—if he can teach everyone his name, maybe they’ll love it too!

Sweet and whimsical, My Name Is Not Ed Tug empowers readers to own their identities and proudly celebrate who they are.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Bookshop | Barnes & Noble

About the Author-Illustrator:

Amy Nielander is a designer and award-winning children’s book author and illustrator who loves to create playful stories for kids. Growing up, she had her name frequently misspelled by others. My Name Is Not Ed Tug is inspired by this experience and by her time volunteering in her children’s classrooms. Amy lives near Detroit, Michigan.

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One lucky grand prize winner will receive a fun prize pack!

It includes:

  • A signed copy of My Name Is Not Ed Tug
  • A Potato-Noodle-Feel-Better Soup recipe (soup is featured in the story). The digital download includes an "Ingredient Checklist coloring page" for kids.
  • A Name Journal: A 3.5" x 5" pocket-sized journal with 32 blank pages (100% recycled paper).

Two additional winners receive a signed copy of My Name Is Not Ed Tug!

Enter to win below by 11/10. Open to US only. Good luck!

My Name Is Not Ed Tug Book Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Amy Nielander. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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