The Day of the Dead / El Dia De Los Muertos (Hardcover)

By Bob Barner

Holiday House, 9780823422142, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (9/3/2019)
Paperback (6/1/2011)

List Price: 17.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Follow two children as they celebrate their ancestors on this vibrant holiday. They offer marigolds, sugar skulls, and special bread, and make delicious foods. By spreading marigold petals, they guide the dead home to join the festivities. Finally, after singing and dancing, it's time for bed. Bob Barner's luscious collages incorporate the traditional symbols of Day of the Dead. His poetic text is both English and Spanish. An author's note provides additional information on the holiday.

About the Author

Bob Barner has written and illustrated more than twenty-five books including Bug Safari, Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos, a bilingual book, and I Have a Garden, an I Like to Read® book. His work has received the Parents' Choice Award and the Teachers' Choice Award. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.