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Día de Muertos: Números: A Day of the Dead Counting Book

Día de Muertos: Números: A Day of the Dead Counting Book

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Count up to ten in this bilingual picture book celebrating Día de Muertos / Day of the Dead from award-winning author-illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh

From award-winning and beloved author-illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh comes this celebratory bilingual picture book centering on a Día de Muertos ofrenda (Day of the Dead altar), constructed annually to honor the memory and welcome the spirit of a loved one. The book uses a counting structure, from one to ten, to focus on family members and their offerings, with a double-gatefold finale that opens to reveal the family gathered around the fully decorated ofrenda with all of their offerings. Included at the back of the book is a brief author's note that lends additional context on the holiday.

Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Published: 05/02/2023
Pages: 24
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.58h x 8.43w x 0.55d
ISBN: 9781419764462
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2023
Booklist 04/01/2023 pg. 74
School Library Journal 06/01/2023 pg. 57
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2023 pg. 101
Publishers Weekly 07/31/2023

About the Author
Duncan Tonatiuh (toh-nah-tee-YOU) is an award-winning author-illustrator whose numerous accolades include the Sibert Medal and the Pura Belpré Award. Duncan is both Mexican and American. His artwork is inspired by Mesoamerican art. His aim is to create images and stories that honor the past, but are relevant to today's people, especially children. He grew up in and currently lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he celebrates Día de Muertos with his wife and children every year. Learn more at duncantonatiuh.com.

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