Day of the Dead Activity Book by Karl Jones, Steve Simpson
Day of the Dead or Día de Los Muertos is a vibrant fall holiday celebrated through the United States, Mexico and central America. In this...
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Lexile:||930L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
Day of the Dead or Día de Los Muertos is a vibrant fall holiday celebrated through the United States, Mexico and central America. In this award-winning activity book, readers explore an illustrated world illuminating the traditions and history of Day of the Dead through a series of mazes, puzzles and activities, using press out forms to create shrines and masks which can be decorated with the stickers included in the book, preparing readers young and old to celebrate this vibrant and increasingly popular holiday.
About the Author
Karl Jones is an Associate Editor at Penguin Young Readers and has written numerous books for children, including a series of holiday-themed Activity Books honoring the traditions of Day of the Dead, Chinese New Year, Thanksgiving and Mardi Gras. He has also penned several Mad Libs titles including Day of the Dead Mad Libs, Kids' Choice Award Mad LibsandWhich Dude Are You?, as well as the forthcoming picture book, Life with My Family co-authored with Renee Hooker and illustrated by Kathryn Durst.
Read an Excerpt
What Is an Ofrenda?An ofrenda is an altar or shrine built to welcome the souls returning to visit their loved ones during the Day of the Dead. Ofrendas are stocked with food and drinks, which the departed will need after their journey from the afterworld, and decorated with candles, flowers, photographs of the dead, and papel picado (decorative paper banners).You can construct your very own ofrenda with the press-out pieces in this book. The activities will give you ideas about what types of offerings to make and how to decorate your ofrenda.