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The little girl is so bored at home. There’s NO-ONE to play with! That is until she decides to play the name game with the nature and animals around her, inventing fantastic names and personalities for all of them! Soon she is describing a fun imaginary world that she can play in by herself.

Essential in teaching children to describe the natural world around them.


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Teacher Resources

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Download a free poster with beautiful artwork from this book!

Meet the author and illustrator

Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award winning author of many successful picture books, young fiction and YA novels. Her travels across the world have influenced her style of writing and choice of topics. She is well-known for tackling a wide range of global issues through her work.

Watch an interview with Elizabeth

Olivia has always been interested in art – as a child she would draw in sketchbooks while she went on adventures. Olivia pursued art and design as an adult and studied Fine Art, Textiles and English Literature, obtaining a degree in Fashion and Textile Design at the University of Huddersfield. She has worked on many wonderful projects including ‘Little People Big Dreams’ and ‘Five Minute Really True Stories’

Watch an interview with Olivia

Read more about The Name Game:
  • Download: Brand NEW Teacher Resources for The Name Game!
  • Read a review: ‘A gentle, eco-literate picture book!’ – Goodreads reviewer
  • Read a review: The Name Game is busy with bright detail!
  • Download: Check out our new activity pack for The Name Game!
  • Read a review: Cure a boring day with The Name Game
  • Read more: Yippee! The Name Game is now available in the USA!
  • Download: Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Tiny Owl card!
  • Read more: ‘A book for every parent who has ever heard the words “I’m bored” ‘
  • Read a review: ‘A satisfying story that just might spark ideas among explorers of all ages’
  • Download: Download our free imaginative poster!
  • Read a review: The Name Game in Kirkus!
  • Read more: Praise for The Name Game!
  • Activity: Use your imagination to colour in!
  • Activity: Complete our fun crossword puzzle!
  • Read a review: Tiny Owl Artist Featured in The SCBWI: British Isles Online Magazine!
  • Watch: Twit Twoo! Let’s Chat About The Name Game!
  • Watch: Artist Olivia Holden talks imaginative new book, The Name Game!
  • Read a review: Primary school teacher inspired by The Name Game!
  • Read a review: ‘An excellent, entertaining, creative story!’
  • Read a review: Tiny Owl is a small publisher making a big difference! – A Library Lady
  • Read a review: Children’s Literary Specialist Recommends The Name Game!
  • Read a review: The perfect nature based picture book to share with young readers!
  • Read a review: ‘A celebration to children’s imagination and appreciation of nature’s beauty!’
  • Watch: Author Elizabeth Laird Talks New Book About Imagination!
  • Watch: Check out STUNNING CONCEPT ART from our new picture book!
  • Watch: The trailer for The Name Game!
  • Yippee! The Name Game is Out NOW!


Just gorgeous!

– TheKidsBookstagrammer


The perfect Nature based Picture Book to share with younger readers

- Book Bound

A gentle tale on the importance of nature and the power of the imagination

- A Library Lady


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