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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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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 |
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 |
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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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