Alma, Head to Toe/Alma, de Pies a Cabeza


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$8.99  $8.36
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
6.9 X 6.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds
Board Books

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About the Author

Juana Martinez-Neal is the Peruvian-born daughter and granddaughter of painters. Her debut as an author-illustrator, Alma and How She Got Her Name, was awarded a Caldecott Honor and published in Spanish as Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre. She is the author-illustrator of the acclaimed Zonia's Rain Forest and the illustrator of La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, for which she won a Pura Belpré Illustrator Award, Babymoon by Hayley Barrett, and Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, which won a Robert F. Sibert Medal. She also co-illustrated with Molly Idle I Don't Care by Julie Fogliano. Juana Martinez-Neal lives in Connecticut with her family. Visit her online at


Adorable Alma, first seen in Alma and How She Got Her Name (2018), makes her debut in the world of board books with this entry in the new bilingual series, Alma's Words / Las Palabras de Alma. . . . Martinez-Neal's irresistible, softly textured illustrations are scaled large and rest against white, double-page spreads, sharing space with color-coded text: black for English, red for Spanish. An effervescent reading experience and sweet celebration of self.
--Booklist (starred review)

Warmth exudes from each spread, and the cuddle-worthy heroine is full of so much joy. Readers will embrace these books with much enthusiasm. . . ­Every collection needs more Alma. These titles are a must-purchase.
--School Library Journal (starred review)