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Funny Bones

by Dawn Stoops | Nov 04, 2015
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Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh is a great new book about a popular Mexican artist from the 1800's. I'm eager to tell you about it today because...
1) we just got it, so it's hot off the presses.
2) Day of the Dead celebrations will be happening all around us this week.
3) It was just named by the New York Times as one of the best illustrated children's books in 2015.

The book's format, picture book biography, offers readers the best of both worlds. It's informative and includes lots of details about Jose Guadalupe Posada's life. Curious readers will find even more factual gems in the book's Author's Note, Glossary, Bibliography, Art Credits, and list of places to find Posada's work in the United States.

It's also full of pictures that tell the story in their own way. Dunca Tonatiuh uses a bold folk art style to create images that integrate Posada's own artwork into the storytelling.

If you want to learn more about Mexican history, a famous artist, or The Day of the Dead, this is the book for you! If you'd like to attend a library program celebrating Dia  de Muertos then visit the Main Library this weekend for lots of crafts, books, and fun.

dawn Dawn is a librarian, mother, and crafter who loves stories and art, so it's only natural that she loves kid's books the best (with cookbooks a close second).  Her favorite story is Duck on a Bike by David Shannon and her favorite illustrator is Lisbeth Zwerger.

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