Thong, Roseanne Greenfield Dia De Los Muertos, pictures by Carles Ballesteros. PICTURE BOOK. Albert Whitman, 2015. $17.
Meet the traditions for the Dia De Los Muertos. Ballesteros’ illustrations are fantastic! I would buy the book just for those. The text is written in iambic pentameter, which forces you into a “Night Before Christmas” cadence and is interspersed with more difficult spanish words, so if you are reading aloud make sure you practice first! There is a glossary in the back, but no pronunciation guide, so if you try to read this as a class, the students will need help.
EL (K-3), EL, MS (1st year Spanish students) - ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher