Behind The Little Hope Book Story

Have you ever said to yourself, I should turn that story into a book? That is exactly what happened to Josh Hunter and Leah Alagna as The Little Hope Book storyline unfolded dramatically before their eyes. Four years later, their brainchild, The Little Hope Book won the coveted Moonbeam Award for Self-Esteem Book of the Year.

Written and Illustrated side by, The Little Hope Book not only tells Hope’s story, but inspires a meaningful discussion with the reader. The ultimate goal was to pass on the message that no set back can ever take away your Hope!


The Little Hope Book Reviews

"An inspirational story with amazing pictures."

“This an inspirational story with amazing pictures, the artwork is incredible! I’ve given this book to my brother who is also an artist and identified with the main character Josh. Growing up, he wasn’t sure he should follow his dreams, but like Josh, he did and has continued to find hope in the small and difficult moments of his life. He loves this book and I’m so glad He remembers this beautiful message every time he retreads it! This makes a great gift for any loved ones, especially this holiday season!”

–Gladys Gutierrez, November 30, 2016.

"I love this book!"

“I have this book, use it often in my classroom and have presented on it at the Georgia Art Ed Association conference! A sweet tale with amazing illustrations about perseverance and HOPE!”

–Patricia Carter Spencer, January 2017.

"This is truly a book for everyone..."

“I just finished reading The Little Hope Book again, and I love and enjoy it each and every time I do! The illustrations, the true story…the whole idea of always having Hope and believing in your dreams. This is truly a book for everyone, no matter what the age. We never know what people are going through in life, and the message of Hope is something that everyone can appreciate. ”

–Kathy Hammes, December 5, 2016.

" 4th graders are hugely impacted through the art and storytelling."

The Little Hope Book, is a warm and loving story about the power of hope and possibility. My own children love it and my 4th graders are hugely impacted through the art and storytelling.

–Shannon McAfee, 4th Grade Teacher, Torrey Hills School.

"I love using the Little Hope Book in my classroom!"

“I love using The Little Hope Book in my classroom each year. The book is easily relatable for kids because they love their pets, as does their teacher. The message of hope, empathy, and kindness in this world is definitely something we can all use at this time in history!”

–Andrea Frost, December 6, 2016.

"...outstanding delivery."

“Inspiring, thoughtful, and outstanding delivery…”

–Chris Mitchell, December 2, 2016.

"The richness of the art paralleled the depth of the story."

“Though I knew Josh for many years, this story allowed me to glimpse more deeply into his dreams. I felt his pain and disappointment and then the joy of his accomplishments when he persevered. The richness of the art paralleled the depth of the story. It drew me in and made me feel as if I were sitting beside him through this journey.”

–Marsha Anderson Bomar, November 29, 2016.

"...a beautiful (visually and literarily), inspirational story."

The Little Hope book is a beautiful (visually and literarily), inspirational story that immediately captures the readers full attention and carries you through a courageous journey. I highly recommend this book for readers of all ages. I love my copy and frequently pull it off my self for another read.”

–Renee Horton Steel, November 30, 2016.