Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Children's Books for el día de los muertos

Rosita y Conchita

by Erich Haeger and Eric Gonzalez

A touching tale of twin sisters a world apart,
But to find each other they must rely on the closeness of their heart.

Help Conchita celebrate the life of her dearly departed sister as she sets up a memorial altar for her on the Day of the Dead. Follow Rosita on her journey as she makes her way through the spirit world following the clues from the altar in hopes of seeing her sister again.

This heartfelt storybook rhymes in English and Spanish!

Un cuento cariñoso de gemelas alejadas,
Pero con el poder del corazón no quedarán separadas.

Conchita celebra la vida de su querida hermana difunta poniéndole un altar el Dia de los Muertos. Sigue a Rosita a medida que avanza por el mundo espiritual siguiendo los indicios del altar con la esperanza de ver a su hermana.

¡Este cuento tierno rima en inglés y español!

The Dead Family Diaz 

By P.J. Bracegirdle
Illustrated by Poly Bernatene 

A fresh, funny take on the Day of the Dead that's packed with kid appeal

Every skeleton in the Land of the Dead is excited to celebrate el Día de los Muertos with the Living. But not Angelito. His big sister has told him all about their horrifying bulgy eyes and squishy skin. So when Angelito is separated from his family in the Land of the Living, he's petrified--until he makes a new friend who is just as terrified of THEM as Angelito is. Then his new buddy turns out to be (gulp!) a living boy! Angelito runs as fast as his bony feet can carry him. Fortunately the traditions of the Day of the Dead reunite the two boys, just in time for some holiday fun.

Full of wild Tim Burton-esque art, this clever tale is sure to become un libro favorito for the Day of the Dead, Halloween season, and beyond.

1 comment:

skull.kitten said...

I picked up a copy of Rosita y Conchita at the LA Times Festival of Books this year. The author and illustrator were there and signed it for me. It's such a sweet book. I got a bit teary eyed when reading it to my son. He loves the illustrations.