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In “Just in Case,” Morales' vibrant, shimmering jewel-tone colors masterfully capture the exuberant and playful story of Señor Calavera's quest to find the perfect birthday gift for Grandma Beetle. Part ghost story, part trickster tale, the book features motifs from Mexican culture that represent each letter of the Spanish alphabet.
Rhyming text describes spooky monsters of many types gathering for a ball. However, the rollicking fun is interrupted by the scariest creatures of all in a surprise ending that will delight readers of all ages. Morales' eerily glowing illustrations capture the blend of traditional Halloween and Día de los Muertos symbols, matching the humorous interplay of Spanish and English in the text. Historical allusions and whimsical figures delight the eye in this timeless story.
As a grandmother flows through the book pages in her robes as flamboyant as the stories she loves to tell, she inspires her grandson to want to be just like her when he grows old.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2010 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780152163303