The love and rituals surrounding the Mexican folk holiday -- The Day of the Dead.
"Rosita wishes that her grandmother, whom she adored, could be remembered in a special way. She uses the occasion of el Día de los Muertos to make a gift that is just right to celebrate abuelita. This is an exceptional book to use in a classroom to discuss the loss of loved ones." -- School Library Journal
"The illustrations create the warmth between characters...Chapman casts wet paper pulp in molds then glues numerous layers into a wooden frame, giving the compositions the feel of embroidered quilts. Beads, twine and wooden figurines complete these intriguing, complex creations, apt for a story of handcrafted gifts. A brief author's note explains some of the particulars of the Day of the Dead...." -- Publisher's Weekly
|Recommended Age||5 - 8|
|Publication Date||Jun 30, 2004|
|Publisher||Cooper Square Publishing Llc|
|Language||Spanish / English|