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Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book (Pura Belpre Medal Book Illustrator (Awards))

Written by Nancy Luenn & illustrated by Robert Chapman and Yuyi Morales
Published by Chronicle Books
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Sep 1, 2003
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In this original trickster tale, Senor Calavera arrives unexpectedly at Grandma Beetle’s door. He requests that she leave with him right away. “Just a minute,” Grandma Beetle tells him. She still has one house to sweep, two pots of tea to boil, three pounds of corn to make into tortillas – and that’s just the start! Using both Spanish and English words to tally the party preparations, Grandma Beetle cleverly delays her trip and spends her birthday with a table full of grandchildren and her surprise guest. This spirited tribute to the rich traditions of Mexican culture is the perfect introduction to counting in both English and Spanish. The vivacious illustrations and universal depiction of a family celebration are sure to be adored by young readers everywhere.

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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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This is a classic counting tale that teaches learning to count in English and Spanish. It also involves the delightful Grandma Beetle and her clever encounter with Señor Calaveras, or Mr. Skeleton. It makes for a great title to enjoy on Dia de los Muertos and all throughout the year. The ending is fun and touching.

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Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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Who Illustrated Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book (Pura Belpre Medal Book Illustrator (Awards))

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Yuyi Morales

Yuyi Morales is an author, artist, and puppet maker and was the host of her own Spanish-language radio program for children. She has won numerous awards, including the Jane Addams Award, five Pura Belpré Medals, and three Pura Belpré Honors, and a CaldecottHonor for Viva Frida. She divides her time between the SanFrancisco area and Veracruz, Mexico, where she was born.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780811837583
Publication Date:
September 1, 2003
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0811837580

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