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A Little-Bitty Book for the Day of the Dead

by Luis San Vicente
illustrated by Luis San Vicente
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On Mexico's Day of the Dead, the skeletons rattle and roll in their biggest party ever.

Product Details

10-digit ISBN1-941026-03-6
13-digit ISBN978-1-941026-03-8
LanguageBilingual - English & Spanish
Also Available InHardcover
Page Count32
Product Dimensions7x7
Publication DateSeptember 22, 2014
RightsAll Rights Available
Thirty thousand hardbacks sold!
On Mexico's Day of the Dead, the skeletons jump for sheer joy. And no wonder: they’ve been cooped up the whole year long and now they’re ready to party. Watch the calaveras shake, rattle and roll as they celebrate the biggest event of the graveyard’s social calendar!

Mexico’s Day of the Dead fascinates kids, whether for its joyful celebration or its unusual traditions. With fantastic illustrations and a wild and fanciful poem, San Vicente captures the spirit of this most marvelous holiday. A short and fun essay, directed toward young readers, explains this important Mexican holiday, and the fun things kids can do to join in the festivities.

Copyright illustration © 1999, Luis San Vicente.
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Publisher's Weekly
"Vicente, a respected Mexico City artist, creates charming skeletal characters; their playfulness accentuates the holiday’s merriment."
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School Library Journal
"The text moves with a lively dance meter."
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"Overall, the illustrations are comical, and not at all frightening, which will enable children of all ages to enjoy the book."
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Washington Post Book World
"As Mexico City artist [and author] Luis San Vicente says, 'It's a party, not a funeral.'"
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The Bulletin of the Center for a Children's Books
"The Day of the Dead, the cheerfully macabre Mexican holiday of remembrance, receives a breezy poetic and visual treatment in this compact volume."
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Reforma Newsletter
" It is a cute, funny, little book that will be enjoyed by kids of all ages."
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"The Festival of Bones is at once lively and funny and offers a playfully imaginative treatment of the Day of the Dead."
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