Thursday, March 14, 2024

Book Review - You Stole My Name Too: A Curious Case of Animals and Plants with Shared Names by Dennis McGregor

My Review

You Stole My Name Too is a beautiful picture book for children about plants and animals that share a name.  The book is told in short, child-friendly rhymes, like the story of CatNip:

"Your minty magic, sweet and herby
sends me on a tail-chase derby!
Then I curl up in your lap
and dream a little nippy nap."

Flora/fauna combinations include: Crab-Apple, Ostrich Fern, Elephant Garlic, ChickPea, DogWood, and more.

This is a big (9.5" x 14.5") book with full page illustrations that are sure to delight children.  I think it would be ideal as a read aloud at bedtime or in a story circle.  I love read aloud books that incorporate both rhyme and engaging illustrations.

I highly recommend You Stole My Name Too for preschool children, who are sure to be delighted by this book!

Book Synopsis

The second addition to Dennis McGregor's fun picture book series features vibrant, hand-painted illustrations and curious questions like "why does the crab apple share its name with the crab?"

You Stole My Name Too features another amazing collection of illustrations that takes you and your child on a colorful journey through nature's most fascinating plants and animals and their namesakes.

The fun pairs of flora and fauna that are featured in this sequel
• Chick and Chickpea
• Cat and Catnip
• Dog and Dogwood
• Hedgehog and Hedgehog Cactus
• And many more!

A beautiful "children's coffee-table-art book" for all ages, You Stole My Name Too is a clever, creative follow-up to You Stole My Name , a perfect book series for parents and children to read and enjoy together.