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.
Cuenta hasta diez y celebra el Día de Muertos / Day of the Dead con este libro ilustrado bilingüe del galardonado autor-ilustrador Duncan Tonatiuh
Este festivo libro ilustrado bilingüe del galardonado y querido autor-ilustrador Duncan Tonatiuh se centra en un altar del Día de Muertos, construido anualmente para honrar la memoria y recibir al espíritu de un ser amado. El libro, con una estructura que cuenta del uno al diez, se enfoca en los miembros de una familia y sus ofrendas. El gran final incluye paginas dobles despegables que revelan a la familia alrededor del altar decorado con todas las ofrendas. Al termino de la historia hay una breve nota del autor que ofrece mas información acerca de la festividad.
About the Author
Duncan Tonatiuh (toh-nah-tee-YOU) is an award-winning author-illustrator. He is both Mexican and American. He grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and graduated from Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College in New York City. His artwork is inspired by pre-Columbian art. His aim is to create images and stories that honor the past but are relevant to today’s people, especially children. His books include A Land of Books, Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns, and Separate Is Never Equal. He currently lives in San Miguel with his family but travels in the United States often.
***STARRED REVIEW*** "[T]his tale will delight readers... A charming concept and holiday book—count on this one to be a future favorite." — Kirkus
"Tonatiuh has created a wonderful counting book that is visually appealing and educational...Written in Spanish and English, it presents many opportunities for readers to learn about the holiday and its rich traditions, as well as to learn counting...A great choice for libraries looking to add holiday or counting books to their collection for younger children." — School Library Journal
Tonatiuh’s stylized mixed-media illustrations, inspired by the same pre-Columbian art traditions as his cultural and historical retellings will draw readers in.This clever counting book introduces this important part of Día de Muertos celebrations in an accessible and eye-catching format. — Horn Book