Just in Case
A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet BookBook - 2008
THREE-TIME PURA BELPRÃ% WINNER
Yuyi Morales takes us on a new journey with SeÃ±or Calvera, the skeleton from Day of the Dead celebrations. SeÃ±or Calvera is worried. He can't figure out what to give Grandma Beetle for her birthday. Misunderstanding the advice of Zelmiro the Ghost, SeÃ±or Calvera decides not to get her one gift, but instead one gift for every letter of the alphabet, just in case. Una AcordÃ©on: 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 BelprÃ©-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.