Every year Don Pedro and his family make papier-mache skeletons, or calaveras, for Mexico's Day of the Dead fiesta. From A ngel and D octor to M ariachi and U nicornio, each letter of the alphabet has its own special calavera.
Come dance with them in this unusual ABC book inspired by a real Mexican family of artists and the many colorful folk-art traditions surrounding the celebration of the Day of the Dead.
Includes a glossary of Spanish words and an author's note.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.11(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
JEANETTE WINTER has written and illustrated many books for children, including Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston and her own My Name Is Georgia and Josefina. She lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The pages of the book are small with the text below it. I was really disappointed overall with this book. I wouldn't recommend it.
A Mexican family continues the family tradition of making calaveras (skeletons) for the Day of the Dead celebration. They create skeletons for each letter of the alphabet. There is a front story about the family and a glossary that explains the Spanish vocabulary.