Day of the Dead or Día de Los Muertos is a vibrant fall holiday celebrated through the United States, Mexico and central America. In this award-winning activity book, readers explore an illustrated world illuminating the traditions and history of Day of the Dead through a series of mazes, puzzles and activities, using press out forms to create shrines and masks which can be decorated with the stickers included in the book, preparing readers young and old for this vibrant cultural celebration.
Karl Jones is an Associate Editor at Penguin Young Readers and has written numerous books for children, including a series of holiday-themed Activity Books honoring the traditions of Day of the Dead, Chinese New Year, Thanksgiving and Mardi Gras. He has also penned several Mad Libs titles including Day of the Dead Mad Libs, Kids' Choice Award Mad Libs and Which Dude Are You?, as well as the forthcoming picture book, Life with My Family co-authored with Renee Hooker and illustrated by Kathryn Durst.
"One of the newest titles released this year for Day of the Dead is this fun activity book. The illustrations are fantastic and make the 16-page book seem longer than it is. However, it is the press-out 3D ofrenda, paper dolls, and stickers that truly make this book worth purchasing. The first 16 pages include your typical Día de los Muertos information and activities like what the holiday is about, how to make paper marigolds, and recipes for sugar skulls and “graveyard cake.”
- Monica Olivera, NBCLatino.com
"I first found the Day of the Dead Activity Book last month when I was browsing on Amazon for Día de Muertos books . . . I totally based a book by its cover and, loving what I could see, I immediately added it to my cart and had it within days in my mailbox.
This is one impulse buy I don’t regret."
- Alicia Maher, SpanglishBaby.com