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Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book (2008)



Author: Yuyi Morales Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Number of pages: 40 pages

Description:
Yuyi Morales takes us on a new journey with Señor Calvera, the skeleton from Day of the Dead celebrations. Señor Calvera is worried. He can't figure out what to give Grandma Beetle for her birthday. Misunderstanding the advice of Zelmiro the Ghost, Señor Calvera decides not to get her one gift, but instead one gift for every letter of the alphabet, just in case. Una Acordéon: An accordion for her to dance to. Bigotes: A mustache because she has none. Cosquillas: Tickles to make her laugh, only to find out at the end of the alphabet that the best gift of all is seeing her friends. Morales' art glows in this heart-warming original tale with folklore themes, a companion book to her Pura Belpré-winning JUST A MINUTE.

ISBN 13: 978-1-59643-329-8
Reading Level (grade): 2.3

Available in English with some Spanish.