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Clatter Bash!: A Day of the Dead Celebration

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At dusk on the holiday known as the 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 for their night of fun, ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Peachtree Publishers (first published July 30th 2004)
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Crystal
This is a nice mix of fun and information. The repetitive onomatopoeia makes the text bouncy and engaging. There is also a nice anount of information about El Dia de Los Muertos. It is a great intro to the celebration.
Caroline
A good introductory read-aloud for youngers.
Karen
A hit when I read it to kids at a day of the dead festival.
Rebecca
The illustrations are bold, colorful, fun and, even though they are skeletons, cheerful too. A lot of the words are sounds like ‘honk-whiz’ and ‘whoosh-sploosh’ that make it fun to read. And the addition of the Spanish words is nice too. There is a very good explanation of the Day of the Dead holiday that tells you why and how it is celebrated that is easily understandable to all ages. It is a fun and informative book.
Meredith
This is the best children's book about el Dia de los Muertos that I have read.
Fantastically dressed skeletons emerge from their graves to celebrate the Day of the Dead with a parade of onomatopoeia accompanied activities, peppered with Spanish words and phrases. Great illustrations!
A two page explanatory summary the holiday, its symbols, traditions, and importance is included at the back.
Meg McGregor
This story will help your little ones understand the Day of the Dead Celebrations in Mexican culture.

The family has left out a festive spread hoping that their deceased family members will rise out of the grave and enjoy the party.

And do they ever!

A great story and I like how there is some added info in the back of the book so that more can be learned about this celebration.
Marissa Garcia
Captures the spirit of the Day of the Dead, so it makes it good for a readaloud. It does not fill in young readers on the history of the holiday, however. They will need that context from the adult introducing it to them.
Kate
A Dia de los Muertos book that's not scary!! The dead come out of their graves and have a big old party - but it's fun and celebratory and not spooky at all.
Amanda
A very easy picture book about El Dia de Los Muertos. The back matter includes more information about the holiday, it's traditions and celebrations.
Julia
Great illustrations, neat-o onomatopoeiac text and a nice way to foster discussions about El Dia de los Muertos if you're so inclined.
Heather
Another book my daughter loves. I think she already has it memorized. And come on! Dia de los Muertos is fun!
Emily
Book about Day of the Dead written in onomatopoeia.
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