Happier Hour Storytime - Alma

Join us in reading Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal. We'll have storytime and also draw some self-portraits!


About the Book:

What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all — and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names.

About the Author:

Juana Martinez-Neal grew up and studied painting in Lima, Peru, and now lives with her family in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her children appear in the artwork for “Little Boy Azul,” “Twinkle, Twinkle, Small Estrella,” and “I See la Luna,” and their playfulness inspired many of the antics in the other scenes. This is her first picture book.

Happy Hour + Story Time = Happier Hour. 1/2 off wine and kids' meals start at 4 pm.

Stories and cookies for your little ones start at 4:30. Stay tuned for guest author story tellers.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 4:30pm
Alma and How She Got Her Name Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763693558
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018