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The boy who tried to shrink his name / by Sandhya Parappukkaran ; illustrated by Michelle Pereira.

Parappukkaran, Sandhya, (author.). Pereira, Michelle, (illustrator.).


It's OK to take up space. When Zimdalamashkermishkada starts at a new school, he knows he'll have to introduce himself to lots of new people. He trips over his long name and decides to shrink it down to the shorter, simpler "Zim." The nickname works fine for introductions, but deep down, it doesn't feel right. It's not until a new friend sees him for who he truly is that Zimdalamashkermishkada finds the confidence to step proudly into his long name. The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name is a warm and uplifting story that encourages young readers to celebrate their authentic selves, and proclaims that no one should ever have to shrink themselves to fit in. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781419761584
  • ISBN: 1419761587
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS, 2023.

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General Note:
First published in Australia in 2021 by Bright Light, an imprint of Hardie Grant Children's Publishing.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4 to 8. Abrams Books for Young Readers.
Subject: Self-confidence > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

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