October 31, 2020

It’s time to pray, remember, share memories and celebrate our loved ones from October 31st to November 2nd.

We celebrate our ancestors on the Day of the Dead.

“Mark a path for the spirits with petals of flowers, we dance, sing and remember the loved ones for hours.”

El Dia de los Muertos in Spanish, is a special time to remember loved ones who are no longer living.

Hallowe’en can be creepy and scary for little ones.

This books simple poetic text and colourful pictures introduce children to a cultural tradition where death is honoured and celebrated in a healthy way. The theme of the celebration is death, yet the purpose is to demonstrate love and respect for deceased family members.

This day is not the Mexican version of Hallowe’en—it’s much more.

Bob Barner’s vivid and bright collage art and rhyming text in both English and Spanish bring the celebration of this special day to life. Designed for younger children, the skeleton pictures are lively, joyful and inspired by the popular Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada.

What a beautiful way to celebrate and honour deceased loved ones.

Helps with: learning about cultural traditions, grieving, celebrating death, honouring and introducing ways to celebrate those who’ve died, and learning Spanish words and customs.