Día de los Muertos

by Hannah Eliot (Author) Jorge Gutierrez (Illustrator)

Día de los Muertos
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Learn all about the traditions of Día de los Muertos with this second book in the brand-new board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights special occasions and holidays across the globe.

At the end of October each year, it's time to celebrate an ancient tradition: Día de los Muertos! With vibrant illustrations by Golden Globe-winning Mexican illustrator Jorge Gutierrez, this festive board book teaches that Día de los Muertos honors ancestors and loved ones who have passed. From sugar skulls to papel picado, this is a holiday that truly commemorates the cycle of life.

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Publishers Weekly

Eliot introduces readers to Día de los Muertos, describing traditional observance in Mexico and other places. "With delicious foods, brightly colored decorations, and festive parties, we honor the lives of the people we miss," Eliot writes. Gutierrez fills jewel-toned artwork with skeletons and altars to lost loved ones, and toothy cartoon characters decorate sugar skulls and gather flowers. An addition to the Celebrate the World series of holiday-themed board books, this is an informative exploration of a rich, vibrant holiday. Ages 2-4. (July)

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Hannah Eliot
Hannah Eliot is a children's book editor who lives in Manhattan, New York. Her favorite activities include editing (of course), writing, painting, and doodling all over every piece of notebook paper she uses.

Alina Chau grew up in Hong Kong, where she discovered that drawing and painting were the best way to keep her out of mischief. Art is what eventually led her to the United States, where she received an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. After over a decade working in the animation industry, she decided to focus on illustration and writing stories full time. Her whimsical art style is highly sought after for art exhibits worldwide. Alina currently resides in Los Angeles with her mischievous puppy, Piglet.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
July 20, 2018
Celebrate the World
Age Range
2 - 4 years

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