Skeletown: Sí. ¡No! (Hardcover)

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Skeletown: Sí. ¡No! (Hardcover)


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This is book number 1 in the Skeletown series.

Say “¡SI!” to a fresh, funny, Spanish-forward picture book series set in Skeletown—a cheerful, vibrant world filled with Dí​a de los Muertos-inspired characters!

Spend the day with Skully and Skelly as they learn what to say “yes” and “no” to! With the clever use of just two words— and no—throughout the whole book, a sequence of hilarious gags leads to mischief, chaos, and ultimately friendships soaring to new heights! At first, cautious Skelly reins in Skully's antics, but after they arrive at a friend's birthday party and the games start heating up, Skelly finally comes out of her sugar-skull shell and reveals that there's a hankering for adventure in her after all!

With dynamic, neon art that pops off the pages, a completely unique approach to storytelling, and a wildly appealing (but not scary!) cast of calavera characters from the fantastical world of Skeletown, here's a rambunctious romp that will inspire giggles with Spanish and English readers alike!

Di “¡SÍ!” a una serie de libros ilustrados, originales y divertidos, con solo dos palabras en español basados en el mundo de Skeletown, un mundo alegre y lleno de color con personajes inspirados en el Día de los Muertos.

¡Pasa el día con Skully y Skelly mientras aprenden a decir "sí" y "no"! Con el uso inteligente de solo dos palabras, sí y no, esta historia es accesible tanto para hispanos como anglos.  Vive junto con Skully y Skelly una secuencia de bromas divertidísimas. Al principio, la cautelosa Skelly controla las travesuras de Skully, pero después de que llegan a la fiesta de cumpleaños de una amiga, los juegos empiezan a levantar el espíritu aventurero. Desearás acompañarlos en cada momento de esta maravillosa historia.

Además, te encantarán los colores neón que sobresalen en cada una de las ilustraciones. Tendrás acceso a un mundo fantástico con personajes de calavera, (¡que no dan miedo!). Skeletown es un mundo fantástico que atrapará tu atención, te sacará risas y hará volar tu imaginación.

Rhode Montijo is the creator of the Gumazing Gum Girl! chapter book series, as well as the picture books Cloud Boy and The Halloween Kid. He also published Pablo’s Inferno, an indie comic series, and illustrated a number of other children’s books. Rhode received a BFA in illustration from California College of Arts and Crafts and now lives in the Los Angeles area. Skeletown: Sí. ¡No! is the first book in his series set in Skeletown, a fun, imaginative world inspired by Día de los Muertos.

Rhode Montijo es el creador de Gumazing Gum Girl!, una serie de libros de capítulos, y los libros Cloud Boy y The Halloween Kid. También publicó Pablo's Inferno, una serie de cómics independiente e ilustró varios libros para niños. Rhode recibió un BFA en ilustración del California College of Arts and Crafts (ahora California College of the Arts) y vive en el área de Los Ángeles. Skeletown: Sí. ¡No! es el primer libro de su serie basados en Skeletown, un mundo divertido e imaginativo inspirado en el Día de los Muertos.

Product Details ISBN: 9780316464932
ISBN-10: 0316464937
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Skeletown
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2023

* "The sublime, repeated juxtaposition of Sí and No offers wacky, surprising moments of levity, and it all comes together for a charming ending. A spectacular day in Skeletown."—Kirkus Reviews

* "Good-natured, bustling cartooning reveals lots to laugh about in a friendly concept book that’s overwhelmingly a 'Sí.'"—Publishers Weekly

"An interactive read-aloud story that helps teach children how to build healthy friendships and other life lessons."—School Library Journal

"Prereaders will have fun interpreting the reason behind each sí and no, and the final pages turn the plot toward the importance of collaboration and friendship—and, of course, a little mischief, too."—Booklist

"The text demonstrated a range of meanings for 'sí' and 'no' (the only two words in the book) with black, white, and blood orange images that are jam-packed with friendly skeleton details."—Horn Book