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Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780805074291 Los Gatos Black on Halloween
Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780805074291 Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC

Halloween and the Day of the Dead overlap in this atmospheric, bilingual romp. Montes (Juan Bobo Goes to Work) composes serviceable stanzas, using English and Spanish words as synonyms: Los gatos black with eyes of green,/ Cats slink and creep on Halloween. This dual-language approach can be redundant (At medianoche midnight strikes...), yet Morales (Harvesting Hope) holds readers' attention with surreal, faintly macabre spreads in dim turquoise and clay-brown hues, illuminated by fuschia and flame orange. Witches fly broomsticks like skateboard whizzes, a headstone references Mexican comic Cantinflas and sallow-faced muertos dance until children arrive: The thing that monsters most abhor/ Are human ninos at the door! Ages 4-8.

$9.95 USD $18.99 USD


Item Details

New
Hardcover
Marisa Montes, Yuyi Morales
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
August 2006
0805074295
9780805074291
1562181565429x901716268772229100