Zara González Hoang GATO GUAPO Storytime & Drawing Demo!

Wild Rumpus is so pleased to welcome fabulous illustrator Zara González Hoang as she introduces her newest picture book, GATO GUAPO! Zara will read her new book for us, and then give a drawing demo, which is always such a treat! Maybe we'll even get to draw some little gatitos along with her! Miau!

Laugh and count along with this lively cumulative romp told in a lyrical blend of Spanish and English by Pura Belpré Honor-winning author Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrator Zara Gonzalez Hoang!

Nine kittens follow Gato Guapo around, but when it's time to count them, one by one, they go missing, along with a piece of Gato Guapo's clothes!

Young readers will love all the silliness that ensues as each naughty gatito dons a disguise and declares "Yo soy Gato Guapo!".

To Attend:

This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Masks are encouraged.

Signing Guidelines:

Following the event, Zara González Hoang will be available to sign copies of her books. If you are unable to attend but would still like a signed copy, you may order a copy from this page and we will ship after the event, or hold it behind the counter for local pickup. Please note in your order any personalization requests and we will do our best to accommodate. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 23 to guarantee signed copies.

 

Zara González Hoang once had a cat named Cat who fetched like a dog, now she only has a dog named Ziggy who doesn't fetch at all. She lives with her family outside of DC in a magical suburban forest filled with many creatures. She has no cats of her own, but she is regularly visited by the ones that roam the neighborhood who bring her unexpected "gifts", much to her dismay! In addition to being the illustrator of Gato Guapo, Zara is the author and illustrator of A New Kind of Wild and the illustrator of several picture books including Mi Casa is My Home and Measuring a Year. Visit her at ZaraLikesToDraw.com.

 

 

 


 

Books: 
Gato Guapo By Anika Aldamuy Denise, Zara Gonzalez Hoang (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063062665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: HarperCollins - February 28th, 2023

Laugh and count along with this lively cumulative romp told in a lyrical blend of Spanish and English by Pura Belpré Honor-winning author Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrator Zara Gonzalez Hoang!

Nine kittens follow Gato Guapo around, but when it’s time to count them, one by one, they go missing, along with a piece of Gato Guapo’s clothes!


Mi Casa Is My Home By Laurenne Sala, Zara González Hoang (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536209433
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Candlewick - August 19th, 2021

Lucia invites you to visit her bustling casa and meet an intergenerational array of loved ones in a charming Spanglish celebration of family life.

Este es el baño . . . It’s where I shave my barba con Abuelo.


A New Kind of Wild By Zara Gonzalez Hoang, Zara Gonzalez Hoang (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525553892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Dial Books - April 21st, 2020

This sweet author-illustrator debut celebrates imagination, the magic of friendship, and all the different ways we make a new place feel like home.

For Ren, home is his grandmother's little house, and the lush forest that surrounds it. Home is a place of magic and wonder, filled with all the fantastical friends that Ren dreams up. Home is where his imagination can run wild.


Event Address: 
2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
United States