It's the Day of the Dead! It's time to celebrate! In this bilingual book, a young girl is busy helping her family prepare to honor those who have died -- especially her grandfather. She misses him very much and is excited for his spirit to visit that night.
This book includes recipes and activities appropriate for a Day of the Dead celebration.
I Remember Abuelito received the 2008 Honor Award from Skipping Stones, A Multicultural and Ecological Children's Magazine, and was a Best Children's Books of the Year - 2008, from Bank Street College.
"...a girl worries that her grandfather’s spirit will get lost on the Day of the Dead, but her mother promises that he will find his way back, just like the monarch butterflies that return every year. The first-person narrative’s warmth is echoed in Loretta Lopez’s marigold-hued paintings." -- School Library Journal
"...the vibrant illustrations with colorful borders are what really convey the spirit of the celebration." -- The Horn Book Guide
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Oct 1, 2007|
|Publisher||Albert Whitman & Company|
|Language||Spanish / English|