At a social media conference in 2013, I found a kindred spirit in Leanne Shirtliffe. She was another grammar geek from Queen’s University and we became fast friends. At the time, she’d written Don’t Lick the Minivan (which, I’m ashamed to say, despite how funny it is, I still haven’t finished). The good news is that her new children’s book, The Change Your Name Store, is much shorter and has rhyming sequences and illustrations that my kids adore — so I’ve managed to read this book a few times over. And it’s fantastic! When a little girl named Wilma wants a new name, she gets to try a few on for size at (you guessed it) the Change Your Name Store, where she’s magically transplanted to each name’s country of origin. It’s a great tale about self-acceptance told with the kind of humour that both kids and the grownups reading to them appreciate. Get it, gift it, enjoy it.