I am very excited to present my first children’s book, Ima Nobody Becomes Somebody! by Brenda Poage, Illustrated by Jenna Murray. This first grade reader is about Ima Nobody, a first grade reader who hates her name and feels picked on by the neighbor boy Billy Do-good. As the school year progresses Ima gains a friend and is able to participate against Billy in the school Olympics.
I really liked how Ima didn’t allow her name to become who she was, even though she didn’t like the name her parents gave her. I also liked how Ima and her friend came up with a plan for her to achieve her goal and then worked hard to achieve that goal. This is a great book for anyone to read with/to their children to help them know how to deal with bullying that happens in school.
If you check out the author’s website, there are games for the kids to play and stories of real life bullying that children have submitted. Now I am pleased to be able to offer this book for one lucky reader. The contest will run starting today until next Thursday, April 1st with the winner announced April 2nd. To make this a little more interesting, I want to know what horrible nicknames you were called as a child. Post a name and be entered to win the contest. I will start with myself, as is only fair, “four eyes” was the worst, I know, not really that bad as far as things go but it hurt my feelings that someone would be mean like that. Post your comments and win this great book to share!
Title: Ima Nobody Becomes Somebody!
Author: Brenda Poage
Illustrator: Jenna Murray
Page No.: 79
Release Date: September 2009
This book was provided to me by the author.