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El Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, is here―a holiday for celebrating the lives of departed family and friends. Altars are decorated with sugar skulls and marigolds. Tamales and sweets are ready to eat. Soon it will be time for picnics, music, and a costume parade! Come join in these joyful and vibrant festivities that are a tradition in Mexico, the United States, and throughout Latin America.
STARRED REVIEW! "Thong once again proves her mastery at creating a multicultural picture-book text that engages all readers…The rhyme is rhythmic and effortless, making it a delightful read-aloud…This enchanting presentation of the Dia de los Muertos holiday will resonate with both those who are new to its traditions and those who have been celebrating for generations."―Kirkus Reviews starred review
"Thong smoothly incorporates Spanish words into her playful verse: 'We share in the foods that our guests loved to eat―/ fresh fruit and tamales, a holiday treat.'"―Publishers Weekly
"Ballesteros's vibrant and child-friendly art bursts off the page, sometimes overcrowding the tableau in a way that marries well with the partylike atmosphere…A jovial primer on the Latin American holiday for the uninitiated and a fiesta for those who already partake."―School Library Journal
"Spanish words are so seamlessly woven throughout the text that readers unfamiliar with the terms will easily grasp their meanings through context and accompanying illustrations…A great choice for readers who celebrate the holiday and those wanting to learn more about it."―Booklist Online
About the Author
Roseanne Greenfield Thong was born in California, but lived abroad for 18 years (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Guatemala and Mexico). Her multicultural children’s books have received international recognition in the Hispanic and Asian communities. Her book, Green Is a Chile Pepper was a 2015 Pura Belpre honor book.
Carles Ballesteros was born near Barcelona, Spain. He now lives in Chile, where he teaches art classes and illustrates picture books and greeting cards.