Nira Harel. What’s Your Name

AGE: 3-6

This story has the charm of a nursery rhyme. Harel`s playful dialogue dramatizes a young child`s discovery that each person has several names and several roles to play - that a teacher can be an aunt and a mother as well. A very special new girl comes to the kindergarten. When asked what her name is, she says, "I`ve got many names." And it`s true. She has one name when she’s being cuddled and another when she`s naughty, one used by Mom and one used by school chums. By the time the teacher discovers the new girl`s school name, they`ve become friends. Of course, now the girl wants to know the teacher’s name too. Well, you see, she`s got many names…

Illustrations: Elisheva Ga’ash

English translation available (for publishers only)

HarelN What`s Your Name
Title What’s Your Name
Author’s Last Name Harel
Author's First Name Nira
Language(s) English, Hindi, Punjabi (India), Urdu (India)
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1994
No. Pages 34 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Tagidi Eich Kor'im Lach
Representation Represented by ITHL


English: New Delhi, Star, 1997
Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu (India): New Delhi, Star, 1997