Friendship story time with Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal for I Don't Care

Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal on Saturday, November 5th at 11 am for I Don't Care at Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Draw and laugh the morning away!

Friends and Caldecott Honorees Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal will host a special story time for their new picture book I Don't Care that they jointly illustrated. 

Masks are required for attendance. 

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About I Don't Care:

I Don't Care book cover

A New York Times bestselling author and two Caldecott Honorees share their delight in the little things that set two friends apart, and the big things that bring them together.

I really don't care what you think of my hair 
Or my eyes or my toes or my nose 
I really don't care what you think of my boots 
Or if you don't like my clothes. . . 
Mostly I care that you're you and I'm me 
And I care that we're us and we're we.

This rhythmic, rhyming text by award-winning author Julie Fogliano celebrates the similarities and differences between two unlikely best friends. It will be illustrated by two recent Caldecott Honorees, each depicting one of the characters, Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal.

About Molly Idle:

Molly Idle illustrator photo provide by illustrator

Molly Idle's work as an author-illustrator includes the Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo, Flora and the Penguin, Flora and the Peacocks, Flora and the Chicks, Flora and the Ostrich, and Tea Rex, Camp Rex, Sea Rex, and Santa Rex, among other books, including Pearl, an original fable about a mermaid who learns the power of one small act. She lives with her family in Arizona, and invites you to visit her at

Photo credit: provided by illustrator

About Juana Martinez-Neal:

Juana Martinez-Neal illustrator photo credit Jade Beall

Juana Martinez-Neal is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winning book Alma and How She Got Her Name. She also illustrated La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, for which she won a Pura Belpré Illustrator Award, Babymoon by Hayley Barrett, Swashby and the Sea by Beth Ferry, and Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, which won a Robert F. Sibert Medal. Juana Martinez-Neal lives in Connecticut with her family. Visit her online at

Photo credit: Jade Beall


Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

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