The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name
CBCA Winner Award for New Illustrators 2022
For Ages: 3 - 99 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 18th August 2021
Publisher: Hardie Grant Children's Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 22.5
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1
When Zimdalamashkermishkada starts a new school, he knows he’s got to do something about his long name.
When no amount of shrinking, folding or crumpling works, he simply settles for Zim – but deep down, it doesn’t feel right. It’s not until a new friend sees him for who he truly is that Zimdalamashkermishkada finds the confidence to step boldly into his long name.
A warm and uplifting story that encourages young readers to celebrate their individuality, and shows how no-one should ever have to shrink themselves down to fit in.
- Winner of the 2022 Children's Book Council of Australia's Award for New Illustrator