Just in Case

Just in Case

A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book

Book - 2008
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Yuyi Morales takes us on a new journey with Señor Calvera, the skeleton from Day of the Dead celebrations. Señor Calvera is worried. He can't figure out what to give Grandma Beetle for her birthday. Misunderstanding the advice of Zelmiro the Ghost, Señor Calvera decides not to get her one gift, but instead one gift for every letter of the alphabet, just in case. Una Acordéon: An accordion for her to dance to. Bigotes: A mustache because she has none. Cosquillas: Tickles to make her laugh...only to find out at the end of the alphabet that the best gift of all is seeing her friends. Morales's art glows in this heart-warming original tale with folklore themes, a companion book to her Pura Belpré-winning JUST A MINUTE. Just In Case is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year, the winner of the 2009 Pura Belpre Medal for Illustration and a Pura Belpre Honor Book for Narrative.
Latino Interest. In English with Spanish vocabulary.

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596433298
Branch Call Number: j P LEARNING MORALES
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.


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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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