cover image Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

Hannah Eliot, illus. by Jorge Gutierrez. Little Simon, $8.99 (24p) ISBN 978-1-5344-1515-7

Eliot introduces readers to Día 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. [em](July) [/em]