No one can pronounce Wakawakaloch's name.

Why couldn't she be called something simple...

like Gloop?


"I have a major book crush. Wakawakaloch is absolutely HILARIOUS! The text is funny and clever, the art is beyond adorable."

—Corey Rosen Schwartz, Children's book author

About Chana

Chana Stiefel is the author of more than 25 books for kids about exploding volcanoes, stinky castles, and other fun stuff. Her picture books include MY NAME IS WAKAWAKALOCH (HMH, 8-27-2019) and DADDY DEPOT (Feiwel & Friends, 2017). Recent non-fiction titles include ANIMAL ZOMBIES…& OTHER REAL-LIFE MONSTERS (National Geographic Kids, 2018), which was selected as a Top Ten YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant YA Readers in 2019.


Can you pronounce Wakawakaloch?


School Visits

Chana loves to give presentations at schools, libraries, book fairs, and other venues. She would be happy to work with you to create a program that meets specific needs and interests of your audience.

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