Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh - ADVISABLE

Tonatiuh, Duncan Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras, PICTURE BOOK. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015. $18.95.  

Jose Guadalupe Posada was an artist in Mexico in the late 1800s.  He is responsible for the skeletons (called Calaveras) in the artwork for “The Day of the Dead.”  He was a printer, and a political cartoonist whose work is much more famous than his name.  The illustrator includes actual Posada artwork as he tells the story to give the reader a better understanding of the genre and of Posada’s influence.    

The reader is introduced to engraving, lithography and etching as well.  Includes an index, author’s note, glossary, bibliography, art credits and even a list of where in the USA you can go to see Posada’s work.  A great addition to your books about Dia de Muertos. 

EL - ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian

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