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.
Eliot introduces readers to D a 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.