Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dia De Los Muertos by Roseanne Thong - ESSENTIAL

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

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