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Member Price: $21.10
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The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

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 
Selected as the January/February 2023 American Booksellers Association's Kids' Indie Next Title
2023 Outstanding International Book for USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People)

Author: Sandhya Parappukkaran

Format: Book

Publisher: Hardie Grant Children's Publishing

Publication date: 2021

Type: Picture Book

Pages: 32