Author: Luis San Vicente
Full Title: The Festival of Bones: The Little-Bitty Book for the Day of the Dead
During Mexico's Dia de los Muertos, the skeletons shake, rattle, and roll as they celebrate the biggest event of the graveyard's social calendar. And who can blame them - they've been cooped up the whole year and are finally ready to party! Mexico's Day of the Dead fascinates kids whether for its joyful celebration or its unusual traditions. With fantastic illustrations and a wild and fanciful poem, Luis San Vicente captures the spirit of this most marvelous holiday. A brief essay, directed toward young readers, explains this important day and the fun things kids can do to join in the festivities. Hardcover. 30 pages.