Book Review | My Name is Not Isabella

Title: My Name Is Not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream?

Author: Jennifer Fosberry

My Review:

I am always interested in children’s books that encourage the inclusion of positive female role models for young girls. It was that interest that drew me to My Name is Not Isabella – Just How Big a Girl Can Deam by Jennifer Fosberry.

In this book, Isabella tells her mother, at different points in the day, that she is not Isabella. When she gets on the bus, for example, she is Rosa (an activist) and in the morning she is Sally (an astronaut).

After taking on numerous personnas over the course of the day, by day’s end she is Isabella again. At the end of the book, there are photos and biographies of the famous women whose identities Isabella has assumed over the course of the day (including Rosa Parks, Sally Ride and Marie Curie).

I loved this book because of the illustrations (by Mike Litwin) are beautiful and the story is easy to follow as well as being fun! I think it is a great way to teach young girls about famous women from many walks of life!

I think this will be a great book to read with my girls in the years to come. I think My Name is Not Isabella – Just How Big a Girl Can Deam by Jennifer Fosberry would also make a great Christmas gift for the special little girl in your life!

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Susan is married and lives in Ontario, Canada. She is loves to read, work out, spend time with her family and try new things!

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