Just in Case

Just in Case

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It's Grandma Beetle's birthday, and Señor Calavera (a skeleton from the Day of the Dead) doesn't know what to bring to her party. "Don't worry," says Zelmiro the Ghost. "You surely must know, the best present to give a friend is the thing she would love the most." So instead of choosing just one gift, Señor Calavera chooses: Un Acordeón: An accordion for her to dance to. Bigotes: A mustache because she had none. Cosquillas: Tickles to make her laugh. Un Chiflido: A whistle he trapped in a bag. And so on. . . . This companion to Yuyi Morales's Pura Belpré award-winning trickster tale, Just a Minute, is a stunning picture book that functions both as a Spanish alphabet book and a marvelous story.
Publisher: New York :, Roaring Brook Press ; an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group,, [2018]
Edition: First Square Fish edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781250188496
Branch Call Number: JP Moral
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations

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Aug 23, 2017

This is the most delightful story ever, and should be given as a birthday gift to readers of all ages! It helps a lot if you have read Morales' counting book featuring Senor Calavera, Just A Minute. And it's best if you read the counting book first, because it makes this tale even more delightful. Yuyi Morales is a true original, and an amazing artist and storyteller. I recommend this book to everyone, but particularly artists, poets, storytellers, anyone with an interest in Mexico and Day of the Dead traditions, and, of course, children.

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