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But Names Will Never Hurt Me

by Bernard Waber

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This story shows how to embrace our differences or what separates us from the rest. When Alison attends school she realizes she is an easy target when it comes to teasing because of her name. She is bullied for no other reason except for the name her parents gave her. She begged her mother and father for a good reason as to why they named her Alison. They said, "we did it out of love". She didn't quite understand this until her older years after she embraced the teasing and became a veterinarian. This story can show children why it is not good to bully others and how to love yourself for exactly who you are and always will be. ( )
  Raquelb | Aug 28, 2014 |
A great book for children about how to deal with things like bullies and name calling. ( )
  mjhartley | Nov 21, 2009 |
A small girl is picked at for her name, Alison Wonderland. One day she is so upset about the teasing she comes home in tears asking her mother why she would name her such a thing. Her mother replies with just remeber I named you Alison Wonderland with much love. Alison became a animal doctor and proudly had her name posted on her office doors.(2)

http://www.hmhbooks.com/authors/waber/ This site has articles from the author about many of his books. Each couple of weeks one of his books is posted with lots of good information that could be used in teacheing.
  kbsteel | Nov 2, 2009 |
Alison Wonderland grew up liking her name just fine. Then, when she starts school, she finds that her name is at the center of a lot of teasing because of it's closeness to a certain children's book. Alison begins to hate her name and feels so self-conscious. When she confronts her mother about it, she finds that maybe her name isn't so bad after all. Here is a lesson plan on diversity that could be well used along with this book: http://www.successlink.org/gti/lesson_unit-viewer.asp?lid=2301 ( )
  mlmcallister | Nov 2, 2009 |
This is the story of how Alison Wonderland got her name. The story starts by telling her that her name began with her grandparents when they moved to America. Her parents went through so many girl names before they finally decided Alison was the perfect name. When Alison went to school, all her classmates made fun of her name for it being the same as the movie character. She learned to love her name as she grew up.

I think this book is good for primary grades because younger children are often faced with getting made fun of. This book will be good for them to learn not to listen to other people. ( )
  ashley3919 | Oct 25, 2009 |
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How Alison Wonderland got her name and how she learned to live with it.

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