Book Review | My Name is Not Alexander

Title: My Name Is Not Alexander

Author: Jennifer Fosberry

My Review:

My Name is Not Alexander by Jennifer Fosberry is one of the most fun and inspiring stories that my children and I have read together in a long time. The question arises…..Just how big can a little kid dream? In My Name is Not Alexander, a little boy uses his imagination and goes on an adventure through time as he transforms himself into heroes such as a president named Theodore (Teddy Roosevelt), an inventor named Thomas (Edison) and Joseph, “the greatest, proudest warrior who ever was!” As the adventure unfolds, the ending pulls it together in such a heartwarming manner that shows the love between and his son. The illustrations by Mike Litwin are fun and bring the characters to life. I am a homeschooling mom so I really appreciated the “Men Who Changed the World” feature at the end of the book which gives a brief but thorough historical accounting and photo of the real life heroes who inspired this book. It led to a fun and educational discussion about men and history with my children.

What a wonderful book to help young boys explore the heroes in their own lives and to encourage them to reach for the stars as the “sky is the limit.” This would make an excellent gift idea for all children but especially for boys. My three and five year old sons really enjoyed this adventure and thought Alexander was in their words, “the coolest kid ever.”

My Name is Not Alexander is the companion follow up to the New York Times bestseller, My Name is Not Isabella. I will be seeking out this book for my four year old daughter because I have heard that it is also an excellent read for young girls. You can purchase My Name Is Not Alexander for only $16.99 by visiting Sourcebooks.

*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 book.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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