My Name Is Not Ed Tug storytime with Amy Nielander

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 11:00am

Schuler Books
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI  48103 

Grab the littles and join us for a sweet, whimsical storytime with local author Amy Nielander to celebrate her new book.

This event is free to attend. However it helps us in planning to receive your RSVP. Please register below so we know you plan to join us.


About the Book
A sweet, whimsical story about the meaningfulness behind a person's name and the power of accepting people just as they are.

Featured in Children's Book Council's Summer 2022 Showcase: Love Makes the World Go Round

"Names are so important. They are our parents' first gifts to us. They have history and meaning. For some it is the name we choose that embraces the best version of ourselves. Everyone deserves to be called by their correct name. This was simply beautiful."
--Lupe, Bookmarks (Winston-Salem, NC)

"Edimorwhitimormiligimmus Tug is determined to teach his classmates and teacher about the important family stories behind his super long name."
--Publishers Weekly, Fall Children's Announcements

Edimorwhitimormiligimmus Tug has a very special name that is all his own. But his teacher thinks it's too long and hard to say. One day she shortens it to. . . Ed.

But he loves his name just the way it is. So he comes up with a plan--if he can teach everyone his name, maybe they'll love it too.

Sweet and whimsical, My Name Is Not Ed Tug empowers readers to own their identities and proudly celebrate who they are.

This event is free to attend. However it helps us in planning to receive your RSVP. Please register below so we know you plan to join us.


About the Author:
Amy Nielander graduated from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Before becoming an Author Illustrator, she worked as a product designer and digital sculptor in the automotive industry. In 2014, she earned international recognition as a finalist in the Silent Book Contest. Her picture book submission debuted at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and traveled to Milan, Italy for exhibition. The Ladybug Race was published by PomegranateKids and received a Bronze Medal Book Award in the Children's Picture Books All Ages Category by Independent Publisher.  Her second picture book, Grama’s Hug, received a starred review from Booklist and was recently featured in Grand Rapids Magazine as a recommended read. 

Amy fuses her talents to deliver high quality art, design and playful stories for kids. She pushes her creativity to explore what makes characters unforgettable, storylines stick and fictional worlds, delight. She works as a Children’s Book Coach at The Detroit Writing Room.

Her mission is to spread joy, inspire and fuel imaginations, little and big.


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My Name Is Not Ed Tug By Amy Nielander Cover Image
ISBN: 9781513134871
Availability: Coming Soon - Preorder Now
Published: West Margin Press - October 11th, 2022