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

by Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)

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Title:Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book
Authors:Yuyi Morales
Other authors:Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
Info:Roaring Brook Press (2008), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:make believe, presents, party, abc, Spanish alphabet, Hispanic

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Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book by Yuyi Morales

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A Spanish alphabet book with great illustrations and even better text (most of which is actually in English, so it's really better for English-speakers than Spanish-speakers). Love the story. ( )
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
The book "Just in Case" is filled with beautiful pictures and a great lesson for kids. Senor Calavera is excited to go to his grandmother's birthday party but he forgot something! A present. The entirety of this book is him and a friendly ghost searching for the best present possible for grandma. Through out the book Senor Calavera picks out different items that he thinks could be a good present. What is cool about the book is every object he picks out he says the Spanish word for it. Eventually Calavera realizes the best gift that his grandmother could receive was his presence.
Yuyi Morales did a wonderful job with the illustrations. There are many images that represent the Spanish heritage and culture which I really think gives the book much of its personality. The colors in the book are so animated and stimulating. Morales did such a great job depicting the ghost, he did not miss a single detail when portraying him. I love that the ghost is shear, being that these are cartoon painting, having an element like that gives the book a more realistic appearance. In this book the contrast of colors puts great emphasis on the focal points of the page. Out of all the books I have read, these illustrations were the most unique when it came to characters, color, value. ( )
  Jmreed1 | Jan 27, 2016 |
My personal response to the book: Excellent
Curricular connections: Being a true friend, counseling and the alphabet
  West_Elementary | Jan 24, 2016 |
Once again I cannot get enough of Yuyi Morales colorful and thoughtful stories. This is another book that is going on my classroom wish list!I like the basic concepts it discusses. ( )
  Atroesch | Dec 8, 2015 |
Señor Calavera is on his way to Grandma Beetle’s birthday party when Zelmiro the Ghost tells him that he forgot a present! This book goes through the Spanish alphabet as Señor Calavera searches for the perfect gift. In the end, Grandpa Zelmiro is the perfect gift for Grandma Beetle. This is a very sweet Spanish tale, with delightfully colorful illustrations to accompany it. JUST IN CASE could be used in a classroom, not just for fun, but to bring in a multicultural element as well. After reading it, students could further explore the Spanish alphabet and compare it to the English alphabet. This is overall a great read. ( )
  k.hostetler11 | Nov 15, 2015 |
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As Senor Calavera prepares for Grandma Beetle's birthday he finds an alphabetical assortment of unusual presents, but with the help of Zelmiro the Ghost, he finds the best gift of all.

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