Alma and How She Got Her Name

Alma and How She Got Her Name

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 flower What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from ? and w...

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Title:Alma and How She Got Her Name
Author:Juana Martinez-Neal
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0763693553
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Alma and How She Got Her Name Reviews

  • Sarah Hannah
    Mar 20, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

  • Becky
    Feb 05, 2019

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

    Absolutely gorgeous artwork. The carefully chosen color palette and soft pencil drawings create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this story about a young girl's name. The book does a nice job of explaining to Alma the history of her name and to people from other cultures who may not...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    A little girl thinks her name is too long (Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela) until her dad tells her about each of her namesakes. What a sweet variation on a common theme, with lovely, dreamy illustrations that were pretty unique. Very well structured, too! :) ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Umm this is so sweet..I was reading it to my eight month old and teared up so.. Yeah.. Lol ...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    First sentence: Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela had a long name--too long, if you asked her. "My name is so long, Daddy. It never fits," Alma said. "Come here," he said. "Let me tell you the story of your name. Then you decide if it fits." Premise/plot: After Alma hears the...

  • Mary Lee
    Apr 14, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

  • Racheal
    Oct 24, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

    Absolutely gorgeous artwork. The carefully chosen color palette and soft pencil drawings create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this story about a young girl's name. The book does a nice job of explaining to Alma the history of her name and to people from other cultures who may not...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    A little girl thinks her name is too long (Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela) until her dad tells her about each of her namesakes. What a sweet variation on a common theme, with lovely, dreamy illustrations that were pretty unique. Very well structured, too! :) ...

  • Kaethe
    Jun 10, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

  • Liz
    Jan 20, 2019

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

    Absolutely gorgeous artwork. The carefully chosen color palette and soft pencil drawings create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this story about a young girl's name. The book does a nice job of explaining to Alma the history of her name and to people from other cultures who may not...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    A little girl thinks her name is too long (Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela) until her dad tells her about each of her namesakes. What a sweet variation on a common theme, with lovely, dreamy illustrations that were pretty unique. Very well structured, too! :) ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Umm this is so sweet..I was reading it to my eight month old and teared up so.. Yeah.. Lol ...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    First sentence: Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela had a long name--too long, if you asked her. "My name is so long, Daddy. It never fits," Alma said. "Come here," he said. "Let me tell you the story of your name. Then you decide if it fits." Premise/plot: After Alma hears the...

    Super cute story about how a little girl ends up with five middle names! It kind of reminded me of the 1974 Caldecott Honor Tikki Tikki Tembo which also featured a child with a many names. ...

    This is a story about how all of us got our names. Connect this with a little family history research--get the posterity started young learning about and remembering their ancestors. Family stories! Nothing richer. ...

    Beautiful ...

  • Beth
    Apr 29, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

  • Mary Ann
    Mar 30, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

  • Chance Lee
    Oct 19, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

    Absolutely gorgeous artwork. The carefully chosen color palette and soft pencil drawings create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this story about a young girl's name. The book does a nice job of explaining to Alma the history of her name and to people from other cultures who may not...

  • Laura Harrison
    Nov 01, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

  • Maria
    Dec 29, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

    Absolutely gorgeous artwork. The carefully chosen color palette and soft pencil drawings create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this story about a young girl's name. The book does a nice job of explaining to Alma the history of her name and to people from other cultures who may not...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    A little girl thinks her name is too long (Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela) until her dad tells her about each of her namesakes. What a sweet variation on a common theme, with lovely, dreamy illustrations that were pretty unique. Very well structured, too! :) ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Umm this is so sweet..I was reading it to my eight month old and teared up so.. Yeah.. Lol ...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    First sentence: Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela had a long name--too long, if you asked her. "My name is so long, Daddy. It never fits," Alma said. "Come here," he said. "Let me tell you the story of your name. Then you decide if it fits." Premise/plot: After Alma hears the...

    Super cute story about how a little girl ends up with five middle names! It kind of reminded me of the 1974 Caldecott Honor Tikki Tikki Tembo which also featured a child with a many names. ...

    This is a story about how all of us got our names. Connect this with a little family history research--get the posterity started young learning about and remembering their ancestors. Family stories! Nothing richer. ...

    Beautiful ...

    With a string of six names, Alma is unhappy with her very long name, until her father explains how her various names reflect her family history. Alma realizes that each of her family members, who are apparently all deceased now, are all a part of her, and her name fits her very well af...

    A sweet, short book that makes a child think about how she or he was named. Also made my daughter start to think about eventually choosing another name to add ... on her Confirmation! :-) ...

  • Peacegal
    Apr 23, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

  • Jody
    Jan 24, 2019

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

    Absolutely gorgeous artwork. The carefully chosen color palette and soft pencil drawings create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this story about a young girl's name. The book does a nice job of explaining to Alma the history of her name and to people from other cultures who may not...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    A little girl thinks her name is too long (Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela) until her dad tells her about each of her namesakes. What a sweet variation on a common theme, with lovely, dreamy illustrations that were pretty unique. Very well structured, too! :) ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Umm this is so sweet..I was reading it to my eight month old and teared up so.. Yeah.. Lol ...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    First sentence: Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela had a long name--too long, if you asked her. "My name is so long, Daddy. It never fits," Alma said. "Come here," he said. "Let me tell you the story of your name. Then you decide if it fits." Premise/plot: After Alma hears the...

    Super cute story about how a little girl ends up with five middle names! It kind of reminded me of the 1974 Caldecott Honor Tikki Tikki Tembo which also featured a child with a many names. ...

    This is a story about how all of us got our names. Connect this with a little family history research--get the posterity started young learning about and remembering their ancestors. Family stories! Nothing richer. ...

  • Jillian Heise
    Nov 12, 2017

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

  • Joy (joyous reads)
    Oct 21, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

  • Ms. B
    Feb 03, 2019

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

    Absolutely gorgeous artwork. The carefully chosen color palette and soft pencil drawings create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this story about a young girl's name. The book does a nice job of explaining to Alma the history of her name and to people from other cultures who may not...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    A little girl thinks her name is too long (Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela) until her dad tells her about each of her namesakes. What a sweet variation on a common theme, with lovely, dreamy illustrations that were pretty unique. Very well structured, too! :) ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Umm this is so sweet..I was reading it to my eight month old and teared up so.. Yeah.. Lol ...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    First sentence: Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela had a long name--too long, if you asked her. "My name is so long, Daddy. It never fits," Alma said. "Come here," he said. "Let me tell you the story of your name. Then you decide if it fits." Premise/plot: After Alma hears the...

    Super cute story about how a little girl ends up with five middle names! It kind of reminded me of the 1974 Caldecott Honor Tikki Tikki Tembo which also featured a child with a many names. ...

  • Danielle
    Mar 30, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

  • Sara Cook
    Jul 25, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

    Absolutely gorgeous artwork. The carefully chosen color palette and soft pencil drawings create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this story about a young girl's name. The book does a nice job of explaining to Alma the history of her name and to people from other cultures who may not...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    A little girl thinks her name is too long (Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela) until her dad tells her about each of her namesakes. What a sweet variation on a common theme, with lovely, dreamy illustrations that were pretty unique. Very well structured, too! :) ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Umm this is so sweet..I was reading it to my eight month old and teared up so.. Yeah.. Lol ...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

  • KC
    Apr 25, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

  • Becky
    Feb 18, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

  • Nancy Kotkin
    Dec 31, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

    Absolutely gorgeous artwork. The carefully chosen color palette and soft pencil drawings create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this story about a young girl's name. The book does a nice job of explaining to Alma the history of her name and to people from other cultures who may not...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    A little girl thinks her name is too long (Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela) until her dad tells her about each of her namesakes. What a sweet variation on a common theme, with lovely, dreamy illustrations that were pretty unique. Very well structured, too! :) ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Umm this is so sweet..I was reading it to my eight month old and teared up so.. Yeah.. Lol ...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    First sentence: Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela had a long name--too long, if you asked her. "My name is so long, Daddy. It never fits," Alma said. "Come here," he said. "Let me tell you the story of your name. Then you decide if it fits." Premise/plot: After Alma hears the...

    Super cute story about how a little girl ends up with five middle names! It kind of reminded me of the 1974 Caldecott Honor Tikki Tikki Tembo which also featured a child with a many names. ...

    This is a story about how all of us got our names. Connect this with a little family history research--get the posterity started young learning about and remembering their ancestors. Family stories! Nothing richer. ...

    Beautiful ...

    With a string of six names, Alma is unhappy with her very long name, until her father explains how her various names reflect her family history. Alma realizes that each of her family members, who are apparently all deceased now, are all a part of her, and her name fits her very well af...

  • Kate Olson
    Feb 22, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

  • Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
    Dec 08, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

    Absolutely gorgeous artwork. The carefully chosen color palette and soft pencil drawings create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this story about a young girl's name. The book does a nice job of explaining to Alma the history of her name and to people from other cultures who may not...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    A little girl thinks her name is too long (Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela) until her dad tells her about each of her namesakes. What a sweet variation on a common theme, with lovely, dreamy illustrations that were pretty unique. Very well structured, too! :) ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Umm this is so sweet..I was reading it to my eight month old and teared up so.. Yeah.. Lol ...

  • Ireadkidsbooks
    Dec 13, 2017

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

    Absolutely gorgeous artwork. The carefully chosen color palette and soft pencil drawings create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this story about a young girl's name. The book does a nice job of explaining to Alma the history of her name and to people from other cultures who may not...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    A little girl thinks her name is too long (Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela) until her dad tells her about each of her namesakes. What a sweet variation on a common theme, with lovely, dreamy illustrations that were pretty unique. Very well structured, too! :) ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

  • AleJandra
    Feb 25, 2019

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

  • Julie Kirchner
    May 05, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...

    This is such a wonderful story about the history of a little girl's full name. Alma Esperanza Jose Pura Candela. Nowadays, the names of our kids hardly reflect our heritage. I know my kids' names don't have any history to speak of. We chose their names for the simple reasons th...

    Absolutely gorgeous artwork. The carefully chosen color palette and soft pencil drawings create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for this story about a young girl's name. The book does a nice job of explaining to Alma the history of her name and to people from other cultures who may not...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

  • Baby Bookworm
    May 24, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

  • Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
    Feb 08, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

  • Danielle
    Jan 30, 2019

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

  • Abigail
    Jan 15, 2019

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    5 STARS Que hermosa historia, que enseña a los niños a conectar con sus antepasados, con sus raíces, que aunque no siempre las puedan ver, están presentes y son parte de ellos. De los mejores libros infantiles del 2019. La Edición en español mantiene el mismo ri...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Alma Sofia Esperanza Josi Pura Candela worries about her long name until her father tells her family stories, one f...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    Warm, endearing artwork. Important story about family names and heritage. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    Many people in Spanish speaking countries have very long family names. This sweet book offers children a sense of history as they explore what their names might mean, and their own family tree. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Not only is the story uplifting, but the illustrations are gorgeous graphite pencils and soft pastels. ...

    Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that her name is too long, and complains to her father that it doesn't "fit." He sits her down and tells her the stories of all the family members she is named after, from her grandmother Sofia to her great-aunt Pura, and as she comes to a...