Thursday, September 3, 2009

Knock! Knock!

Just A Minute by Yuyi Morales
A Trickster Tale and Counting Book

Grandma Beetle is about to celebrate her birthday when an uninvited guest knocks at the door. He is Señor Calavera—a skeleton who wants her to leave with him right away.

Eek! I should have ordered this one a long time ago. Just A Minute is a fun counting book that uses both Spanish and English words. I love the warm colors and lively characters created by Yuyi Morales. There's also an element of mystery. Who is Señor Calavera?

Here’s a sample of the text:

“Just a minute, Señor Calavera,” Grandma Beetle said, “I will go with you right away, I have just SIX pots of food to cook.”

Señor Calavera threw up his hands.
What else could he do?

SEIS Six pots of delicious food, counted Señor Calavera, and he offered Grandma Beetle his arm.

(Next book on my list!)

Just In Case by Yuyi Morales
A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book

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