You Can Call Me Katelyn


Children - Picture Book
32 Pages
Reviewed on 03/25/2019
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Author Biography

Keri T Collins is a Children’s Book Author who is a dreamer of possibilities, and believer of taking action to make your life go where you want it to go. We CAN play by our own rules if we learn to make choices that both alter perceptions and paths.
She wrote her first children’s book to plant the seed that kids can question beliefs and take action. Life can get messy, and not everything always works the way we want, but with persistence and reasonable action, we can foster the change we want. The book is also a reminder for parents that kids’ opinions and feelings matter. Something as sweet as a name change is something a child should have reasonable power over. Because that kind of decision making leads to better decisions on a consistent basis, and leads to employment and relationship satisfaction as adults.
Her favorite part of life is the adventure. She loves being spontaneous, and is a bit of a wanderer. She wanted to create a book series that would teach kids and parents how to be themselves, and do what they love. You Can Call Me Katelyn is the first step in that journey.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

You Can Call Me Katelyn by Keri T. Collins is about a little girl, Katelyn, whose actual name is Carly Ashley Myers. Her parents decided to name her Carly after a singer. She was too small to speak and cried and cried because she did not like her name. The little girl was called by all sorts of names like Cutie, Baby Cakes, and Beautiful, but rarely did anyone call her Carly. Her mother shortened it to Car and the little girl was not happy. She decided to change her name, but how did she do it? Read the story to find out.

'It is always possible for one small SPARKLE of action on one ordinary day to alter the shape of everything that follows.' The story conveys positive messages to young readers and teaches them self-love, compassion, and honesty. The story also shows readers how to transform their world and make a difference. The illustrations by Marcia Adams Ho are charming and illuminate the story and characters by breathing life into them and giving a good pace and movement to the story. It is a lovely story to make children confident when it comes to making changes and being their true authentic selves. It is a good story for parents and tutors to encourage children to make positive changes and live life wholeheartedly.