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Daniela's day of the dead
Bullard, Lisa.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2013]

Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
The story is told through the voice of Daniela who describes how her family brought the tradition to their home in the United States from their homes in Mexico. She describes filling an altar in honor of her grandfather, shopping for skeletons and candy, and honoring the dead by visiting their graves. Back matter includes a glossary, website suggestions, and directions for making a skeleton from macaroni. The illustrations are filled with bright colors and smiling faces, all enabling young readers to regard the holiday in a positive light.
General Note:
Includes index.
Waiting for the Day of the Dead -- An altar for Grandpa -- At the market -- Celebrating!
Reading Level:
AD 570 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 152732.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.3 1 Quiz: 59851.
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GT4995.A4 B79 2013 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday

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Daniela is preparing for the Day of the Dead--the first one since her grandpa died. She makes an ofrenda with Grandpa's favorite things and toy skeletons. Her family has a party to remember Grandpa.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-Fictional children describe family celebrations in these volumes that are suitable for either individual or group reading. In each title, short chapters have double-page layouts that showcase preparations, discuss the featured event's history and origins, and describe how the narrator's family celebrates it. Religious aspects are covered in a general way that emphasizes history and tradition. Paragraph-length sidebars provide supplemental details. All the cartoon illustrations are nicely done, with bright colors and animated characters-although those drawn by Saunders are the most engaging. The books conclude with instructions for a simple craft or recipe. Appealing selections. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.