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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
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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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 |
A fun tale of Señor Calavera who is off to a birthday party for Grandma Beetle. This book uses Spanish vocabulary in an ABC format, as Señor Calavera gathers gifts for the party. ( )
  JenHopkins | Nov 7, 2015 |
NCBLA - Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts (2009), Pura Belpré Award for Illustration (2009)
  Liz_Haggerty | Jul 28, 2015 |
I liked this book for a few reasons. The moral of this story was the best type of gift someone can give is love. Materialistic things are not the best types of gifts. The language in this book was very interesting. All the gifts Senor Calavera found for Grandma Beetle represented each letter of the alphabet. I really liked the way that was set up. It exposes students to different words in another language. I like this book slaos for the characters. These characters are very different than other types of characters in other books. Senor Calavera is a skeleton in this story. The other main character, Grandpa Zelmiro is a ghost. The characters are developed well. The author describes how Senor C. is always on time and never late. Grandpa Z. said the same thing over and over again, making sure each gift was the right gift to give Grandma. The illustrations were wonderful in this book. Each page is filled with so much color. The pages have orange, blue, pink backdrops which enhance each page. I really love how the beginning and the last page had pictures of all the gifts Senor Calavara was going to give to Grandma Beetle. I really liked this book overall. ( )
  ndange1 | Apr 5, 2015 |
Senor Calavera was on his way to Grandma Beetles birthday party. But on the way, he was stopped by his friend, Zelmiro the Ghost. Zelmiro questions Senor on whether he has everything he needs, specifically if he has the gift that Grandma would love the most. Even though he will be late to the party, Senor rushes to find the right gift, choosing something from each letter of the Spanish alphabet, except for Z. Then Senor heads out for the party, but ends up crashing his overloaded bike. Now he has nothing to bring to the party that Grandma Beetle will love, except.... Grandpa Zelmiro! (Modern Fantasy)
  apoffenroth13 | Mar 3, 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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