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Just In Case

Just In Case

A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book

Written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Roaring Brook Press



Yuyi Morales takes us on a new journey with Señor Calvera, the skeleton from Day of the Dead celebrations. Señor Calvera is worried. He can't figure out what to give Grandma Beetle for her birthday. Misunderstanding the advice of Zelmiro the Ghost, Señor Calvera decides not to get her one gift, but instead one gift for every letter of the alphabet, just in case. Una Acordéon: An accordion for her to dance to. Bigotes: A mustache because she has none. Cosquillas: Tickles to make her laugh…only to find out at the end of the alphabet that the best gift of all is seeing her friends. Morales's art glows in this heart-warming original tale with folklore themes, a companion book to her Pura Belpré-winning JUST A MINUTE.Just In Case is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year, the winner of the 2009 Pura Belpre Medal for Illustration and a Pura Belpre Honor Book for Narrative.
Latino Interest. In English with Spanish vocabulary.

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, NCTE Notable Child. Bks in Lang. A, Pura Belpre Illustrator Award, ALA Notable Children's Books, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Pura Belpre Author Honor, Northern California Book Award Master List, Américas Award - Winner, Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, Winner, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts

Praise for Just In Case

“A perfect read aloud picture book for a birthday party celebration, grandmother's day, el dia de los muertos or any time of the year. Highly recommended.” —Reforma -

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Written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Born and raised in Mexico, YUYI MORALES has been a radio producer and children's book creator since coming to the United States. Her books have won numerous awards and honors (including the Pura Belpré Award, the Christopher Award, and the James Addams Award). LITTLE NIGHT, a 2008 ALA Notable Children's Book and the Spanish edition, NOCHECITA, were published by Roaring Brook in Spring 2007. Yuyi Morales lives in Northern California.

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