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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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Just In Case is a book that creatively includes the Spanish alphabet. The main character, Senor Calavera, receives advice from his friend (Yuyi Morales) about a gift. The Yuyi Morales wants Senor Calavera to pick the most meaningful gift for Grandma Beetle. Along the way, each present starts with a Spanish letter. The friend is tricking Senor Calavera to bring him as the gift. In the end, Senor Calavera chooses to bring Yuyi Morales as his gift. Grandma Beetle is escatatic because he was the most meaningful present she could receive.
This book would be awesome for young students being introduced to the Spanish alphabet. ( )
  SadieCooney | Jan 29, 2015 |
My Spanish speaking students would love this book! It would be a great one to read and help them make connections between the Spanish and English alphabet. ( )
  reynolds2 | Jan 28, 2015 |
Great book about someone trying to get the best gift. ( )
  mccandlessn | Apr 23, 2014 |
I adore everything about this book. The illustrations demonstrate aspects of Latin American culture in a stunning, accessible, appropriate, and not to mention adorable way. The colors, the lines, and the textures are simultaneously rich and vibrant. This unconventional Spanish alphabet book’s synthesis of Spanish and English is informational yet lighthearted. It’s certainly odd to say that a book focused on a ghost and a skeleton is lighthearted, but the plot is so touching and the characters are so friendly and loving that it overcomes any possible spookiness. I think this book could be a wonderful teaching tool, or perfect staple in any household, bilingual or not.
  KellyAnnGraff | Mar 31, 2014 |
This is a really good book with beautiful illustrations. It is about a ghost going to a birthday party. A good book for children to learn some spanish words as well. ( )
  tarannum93 | Dec 12, 2013 |
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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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