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Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book Hardcover – October 14, 2008
The Battle of the Vegetables
Leeks who believe a cow is one of Santa’s reindeer, carrots who accept an invitation to a party given by rabbits, and a leek and carrot couple whose romance precipitates total vegetable warfare are the hapless protagonists in these satiric, snarky stories. Hardcover
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More About the Author
Yuyi is the 2004 winner of the Pura Belpre Medal for Illustration for her book Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book as well as the 2008 winner for Los Gatos Black on Halloween (written by Marissa Montes), given to a Latino illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Her book Harvesting Hope; The story of Cesar Chavez (written by Kathell Krull), was the recipient of the Christopher Award and the Jane Adams Award, and was deemed one of the best books of 2003 by Child Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and School Library Journal.
Yuyi is also the creator of ALA notable book, Little Night, co-released in Spanish as Nochecita, and winner of the 2008 SCBWI Golden Kite Medal.
Some of other recognitions her work has received include the Americas Award, the California book Award, and the Tomas Rivera Award won in 2004 and 2008.
Asked about her work Yuyi says, "I strive to capture the incredible beauty of the every day forms using textures and colors as another way to reveal the heart of the story. I also pursue glow and luminosity with resolve. If I could ask for a talent, it would be to become a color genius."
Top Customer Reviews
Magic, amazing and wonderful. How could you not LOVE this story!
Written and Illustrated By: Yuyi Morales
Pura Belpre Award - Picture Book
Great asset to any early childhood classroom! Just In Case is a unique book that incorporates learning the ABC's from the Spanish speaking cultures point of view. The illustrations are creative and fun and it promotes learning the alphabet in a fun and festive way. It's a great way to incorporate Spanish words into the classroom as well as the home. It may be hard for some young readers to read on their own as it is a little wordy. A great read aloud!
Morales, Y (2008). Just In Case. New York: Roaring Book Press.
By: Yuyi Morales
Characters are Senor Calavera,Grandma Beetle, Zelmiro the Ghost, Grandpa Zelmiro.The setting took place in Grandma Beetle’s Birthday party.The plot of Just In case is he buys all these things for Grandma Beetle and a disaster strikes.The book was very good in my opinion because it had very good illustrations.The illustrations were very colorful with dark and pretty colors and it show the mood of the story by the illustrations and had very cool characters.My favorite character was Senor calavera because he was the main character and he had good color to him.I believe there is nothing I do not like in this book.The Book also had a very good morale to the story. I believe that it would be a very good book for kids and young adults because it would help them in the future for buying their families gifts.I also believe that a lot of people would be interested in this book because of the book show how we naturally act when going to a birthday party. It also had a very fun,interesting and good adventure which made the book very awesome.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A sequel to the award-winning "Just in Time." Senor Calavera is excited to join Grandma Beetle for her birthday once more, but he forgot a gift! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dione Basseri
I love the illustrations in this book! It's an adorable tale perfect for "Dia de Los Muertos" or any other day.Published on March 23, 2013 by shop girl
Age 4 and up
This book is good for kids who want to learn Spanish alphabet with fun. Each Spanish word has its English explanation which makes learning much easier. Read more
I thought this was an adorable story with outstanding illustrations. A great read for Spanish speaking and non Spanish speaking children. Read morePublished on December 1, 2012 by Kalynm
I really enjoyed reading this story to my children which uses the alphabet to name different Spanish gifts for a birthday. Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by Marisa
I saw the artwork for this book on display at the Art Institute of Chicago, and I've started giving it for children's birthdays. It's gorgeous.Published on October 22, 2011 by Renee C. Ozer