Kid’s Book Review: You Stole My Name Too

Kid’s Book Review: You Stole My Name Too

About the Book and Author and Illustrator

You Stole My Name Too features a collection of striking illustrations taking the reader on a colourful 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 include:
• Chick and Chickpea
• Cat and Catnip
• Dog and Dogwood
• Hedgehog and Hedgehog Cactus

Dennis McGregor

Dennis McGregor, is best known for his Central Oregon event posters, including Sisters Rodeo, Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters Folk Festival, Oregon Country Fair, Sunriver Music Festival, US Forest Service, and many others.

Over the years his skills evolved into the illustrative style seen in his latest work, “You Stole My Name”.


Book Review

it brought up lots of discussion about other names for things that have other meanings

Winter: When is saw the cover of the book I was excited to read it, the pictures of the animals were so big and bright. Mum explained to me after reading through some of the pages, that these were all things that had the same name. Some of these I have never heard off. My favourite was Cat nip as cats are my favourite and Hedgehog cactus because it was funny. The pages were big and easy to turn over. I really enjoyed looking at this book.

Mum: A great alternative book with a concept we haven’t seen before. The illustrations were lovely and great to visually look at. Along with the description written in rhyme was great for keeping attention. It brought up lots of discussion about other names for things that have other meanings etc, such as Winters name and the season. So, a great conversation starter. It’s a good size too and the illustrations filled each page. With just the right amount of text for little ones. A great read.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Winter
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: Make-up, dresses and baking
  • Dislikes: The Grinch and hiccups
  • Favourite Book: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Favourite Film: Tangled
  • Favourite Song: Green Green Grass by George Ezra