Mommy Doesnt Know My Name by Suzanne WilliamsMommy Doesnt Know My Name, by Suzanne Williams is a story which reflects a common fear of young children- that because their parents call them by pet names, they do not know or respect their real names. The story follows Hannah, who is called pumpkin, chickadee, mouse, and many other names by her mother throughout the course of the story. Hannah is both amused and concerned by this. She visualizes herself with a pumpkin head or a beak, but also makes it very clear to her mother that she is Hannah. At the end of the book, mommy hugs Hannah and says goodnight using her real name.
This book has the potential to connect to children in and out of the classroom. It has vibrant and engaging illustrations, funny comparisons, and points out some of the absurdities of the English language. In the context of a lesson, this book could be used to introduce the concepts of comparisons, metaphors, and other elements of literature used within this book. It bridges the gap between difficult language and relatable content. This book could also be used to show how illustrations work with the text to form a complete story and provide insight into the characters thoughts and desires.
Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name (Suzanne Williams)
This loving and humorous story depicts frustrated Hannah, who tries to get her mother to call her by her real name rather than the pet names she uses. PreSchool-Grade Mommy is always lovingly comparing her Hannah to various animals. During a silly dance, it's " 'You funny monkey' "; or, maybe " 'See you later, alligator,' " or, at bedtime " 'Be a quiet little mouse. Then, with pride and firmness, she announces, " 'I'm not a mouse. I'm Hannah! A lovely resolution is provided on the final page: with the warmest hug, Mommy confirms, " 'Yes, I know.
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