Just in Case
Just in Case
A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book
Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596433298, 40pp.
Publication Date: October 14, 2008
THREE-TIME PURA BELPRE WINNER
Yuyi Morales takes us on a new journey with Senor Calvera, the skeleton from Day of the Dead celebrations. Senor Calvera is worried. He can't figure out what to give Grandma Beetle for her birthday. Misunderstanding the advice of Zelmiro the Ghost, Senor Calvera decides not to get her one gift, but instead one gift for every letter of the alphabet, just in case. Una Acordeon: 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 Belpre-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.
“A perfect read aloud picture book for a birthday party celebration, grandmother’s day, el dia de los muertos or any time of the year. Highly recommended.” —Reforma