What's Her Name?


Children - Social Issues
42 Pages
Reviewed on 02/12/2019
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Bunu had moved to a new town with her mother and was ready to make new friends in the storybook What's Her Name? by Tomac Scott. She missed her old friends but she was so excited to make new friends that she packed her own lunch and ran out before her mother was even ready. The whole class laughed when she said her name was Bunu. She could hear some of them in the class making fun of her when she walked back to her seat. The kids were not that nice as the ones at her old school and Bunu sat by herself at lunch. They again made fun of her when she opened her lunch box because it smelled gross. When she got home and told her mother what had happened, her mother told her why she was named Bunu. Would Bunu be able to make friends and be happy?

This beautiful story has many layers to it and, apart from tackling the topic of bullying, it is also about self-acceptance, staying positive, and inner strength. The illustrations by Casey Pardue are beautiful and they breathe life into the characters and the story. A lot of children will be able to relate to what Bunu went through, and the book can used in classrooms for storytelling sessions. The story will help many children overcome the challenges and traumas they faced due to bullying. Parents can read Bunu's story aloud to their children at home and help them understand how to cope with bullies in school and be happy with their own selves, no matter what others say.