Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book (Hardcover)

Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
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Description


From three-time Pura Belpré Winner Yuyi Morales, a delightful alphabet picture book about a Día de los Muertos skeleton who must find the perfect birthday gift (or gifts!)

A 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year
Winner of the 2009 Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration
A Pura Belpré Honor Book for Narrative


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's art glows in this heart-warming original tale with folklore themes, a companion book to her Pura Belpré-winning Just a Minute.

In English with Spanish vocabulary words

About the Author


Yuyi Morales is an author/illustrator whose books have won the Pura Belpré Award, the Christopher Award, and the Jane Addams Award. She lives in northern California. Her books include Just In Case, Viva Frida, and Little Night/Nochecita.

Yuyi Morales is an author/illustrator whose books have won the Pura Belpré Award, the Christopher Award, and the Jane Addams Award. She lives in northern California. Her books include Just In Case, Viva Frida, and Little Night/Nochecita.

Praise For…


“A perfect read aloud picture book for a birthday party celebration, grandmother's day, el dia de los muertos or any time of the year. Highly recommended.” —Reforma


Product Details
ISBN: 9781596433298
ISBN-10: 1596433299
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: October 14th, 2008
Pages: 40
Language: English