My Name Is Wakawakaloch!

My Name Is Wakawakaloch!

by Chana Stiefel, Mary Sullivan

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In this lighthearted picture book, the intrepid, determined, and savvy Wakawakaloch learns to embrace what makes her special while lifting up her neanderthal community. Perfect for fans of Vera Brosgol and Emily Hughes. 

No one can pronounce Wakawakaloch’s name. Why couldn’t she be called something simple . . . like Gloop? That’s a name you can find on a T-shirt! But after a visit with her tribe’s elder, Wakawakaloch discovers what her name means, and how powerful names can be. Gloop may be easy to say, but the girl who helps her friends embrace differences and wear their names proudly? Her name is Wakawakaloch!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780358063612
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 21 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Chana Stiefel has spent her life searching for a T-shirt with her name on it. She also loves writing books for kids.

Mary Sullivan lives with her husband Carlos, her dogs Gemma and Nico and a cat named Cheaty. She spends her days writing, drawing and looking up at the big blue Texas sky.
Chana Stiefel majored in English and Art History. During journalism school at New York University (where she earned an M.A. in Science & Environmental Reporting), she started writing for kids. Chana had an internship at Scholastic Inc., working on SuperScience Magazine. Later, she became an editor at Scholastic’s Science World, a magazine geared toward making science news fun and exciting for kids. She’s been freelancing for the past 14 years. 
Mary Sullivan spent a great deal of time drawing in her formative years. Though she received a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, she considers herself a self-trained illustrator. Ms. Sullivan has shown her work at galleries and coffees shops in Dallas and Austin. She channels her considerable creative energy  into projects for Highlights for Children, Scholastic, Innovative Kids, School Zone, Oxford Press U.K., Pearson and many more. Her first picture book for HMH, Ball, was a 2014 Geisel Honor Book. She lives in Cedar Park, Texas.
Twitter: @sullivandraws
Instagram: @sullivandraws

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My Name Is Wakawakaloch! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I absolutely loved this humorous, heartfelt book! I highly recommend this to all children! (And adults!)
Jenna Grodzicki More than 1 year ago
This hilarious picture book is one both children and adults will love. Poor Wakawakaloch has a name that no one can pronounce/remember. She wishes she had a simpler name, like Gloop. It takes a little help from her family and a forward-thinking t-shirt stand to help Wakawakaloch learn to love her name. As someone who grew up with a last name no one could pronounce and a first name that was never on a t-shirt, I could feel Wakawakaloch's pain. Young readers will love the delightful illustrations and the prehistoric setting. This book is sure to be a bedtime favorite.