Mexico’s Day of the Dead fascinates U.S readers, whether for its joyful celebration of an unusual tradition or because it simply feels like home. San Vicente lets children join the celebration as they watch the skeletons rock, rattle, and roll those long old bones as they get ready for the biggest event of their social calendar. A short and fun essay, directed toward young readers, will explain this important Mexican holiday.
The works of Mexico City artist Luis San Vicente have been exhibited in Mexico, Venezuela, Europe and the U.S. He has won UNESCO’s prestigious NOMA Encouragement Concours Prize for Illustration, UNESCO honored his work (1997, 1998 and 1999) in their prestigious Youth and Children’s Catalog of Illustrations.