Dia de los muertos.

by Thong, Roseanne Greenfield,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Moon Township Public Library Easy FAMILY JE THONG
Location  Moon Township Public Library
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2015 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award: Multicultural Celebrations
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2016--CBC/NCSS

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

Celebrate life, family, and friends with the rich traditions of this special day!

It's Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and children throughout the pueblo, or town, are getting ready to celebrate! They decorate with colored streamers, calaveras, or sugar skulls, and pan de muertos, or bread of the dead. There are altars draped in cloth and covered in marigolds and twinkling candles. Music fills the streets. Join the fun and festivities, learn about a different cultural tradition, and brush up on your Spanish vocabulary, as the town honors their dearly departed in a traditional, time-honored style.


¡Es el Día de los Muertos y todos los niños del pueblo y ciudad están listos para celebrar! Decoran con calaveras lo calavera de azucar, pan de muertos y banderas. Hay altares cubriertos de manta con muchas flores, y velas parpadiendo. Musica llena las calles. Hay que unirse con los festivales y abrender una diferente cultura y traduciones y repasar el vocabulario en español, mientras el pueblo honra sus queridos en una tradución con el transcurso y con el estilo del tiempo.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's Dia de los Muertos, and all the children in town are preparing for the celebration! Altares are decorated, sweets are made, and papel picado is strungup to swing in the breeze before everyone dresses in costumes for the bigparade. Told in simple verse, thisbook celebrates the joy of the holiday and the beliefs behind it while simultaneously familiarizing readers with each element of the celebration. Spanish words are so seamlesslywoven throughout the text that readers unfamiliar with the terms will easily grasptheir meanings through context and accompanying illustrations. The rhymes flow naturally with apleasant cadence and celebratory tone. Ballesteros' charming illustrationsfill the pages with delightful and amusing details, and the bold shapes andbright colors heighten the festive atmosphere. Included are a glossary and endnotes explaining the originsof the holiday, along with an explanation of the traditional foods andactivities. A great choice forreaders who celebrate the holiday and those wanting to learn more about it.--Hayes, Summer Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Village children and their families celebrate the Latin American holiday el Día de los Muertos by leaving gifts for departed loved ones in a cemetery, dressing up as ghosts and skeletons, and joining in a festive parade. Ballesteros's digital art features blocky, geometrical forms, and he gives his smiling characters dot eyes and blunt, toylike features. 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." Readers may recognize similarities between Halloween and Day of the Dead traditions, though Ballesteros and Thong capture this holiday's distinctive cultural flavor; one parade attendee, Luz, "looks like someone we've all seen before," and the prominent eyebrow of her skeleton mask makes it clear she's dressed as Frida Kahlo. Ages 4-7. Author's agent: Natalie Lakosil, Bradford Literary Agency. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects catreq 06/06/22 mn
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company,2015
Contributors Ballesteros, Carles, illustrator.
Description El Dia 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.
ISBN 9780807515778
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