Little Angelito Diaz is feeling scared. It’s the Day of the Dead, when he and his family must walk among the Living. And his sister says they are all hot and squishy, with bulging eyes and crazy hair! Will he make it back, still dead and in one piece? Or will Angelito find himself lost in the Land of the Living forever?
This exciting picture book from Dial Books for Young Readers is beautifully illustrated by Poly Bernatene.
“Revels in the bright colors and general hullabaloo of the Mexican Day of the Dead festival …a humorous moral tale.” Publishers Weekly
“Bracegirdle crafts a colorful story about facing fears and accepting differences while seamlessly integrating Spanish words and phrases and information about the [Day of the Dead] holiday’s traditions.” Kirkus Reviews
“A colorful story about facing fears and accepting differences…lush and vibrantly hued…The ending satisfies, and the story as a whole addresses many issues pertinent to primary-grade children.” School Library Journal
“Sheer fun…It’s nice to see a Day of the Dead book that finally gives Halloween a run for the spooky entertainment money.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“It’s a book that gives new meaning to numbskull…” USA Today