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Clatter Bash!: A Day of the Dead Celebration

Written & illustrated by Richard Keep
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Graveyard skeletons shake, rattle, and roll for a Day of the Dead celebration. At dusk on the holiday known as Day of the Dead, a Mexican family has set out fiesta offerings in the graveyard in hopes that departed loved ones may return to visit. The playful skeletons rise from their graves to celebrate with gusto. All night long, they sing, dance, dine, tell stories, and play games. As morning approaches, they give thanks to the stars for their night of fun, tidy up after themselves, and leave no trace of their “clatter bash” behind as they return to their coffins until next year’s Day of the Dead. Author-illustrator Richard Keep’s rollicking rhyme―sprinkled with Spanish words―captures the bone-rattling sounds and fun of the evening. An illustrated afterword gives information about the customs associated with el Día de los Muertos, a Mexican celebration of honoring relatives who have passed on.

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Book Topics › Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
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Book Topics › Mexico
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Richard Keep

Richard Keep is the author-illustrator of several children’s books, including Clatter Bash! and A Thump from Upstairs. He lives in Mexico.

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September 1, 2008

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