Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It Was Grandma Beetle’s Birthday—to which Señor Calavera came bringing the present she loved the most

Grandparents, crazy teens, teachers, librarians, musicians, authors, artist, children and even a dancing skeleton came to celebrate Grandma Beetle’s Party last Friday in San Francisco.

You didn’t get to come?

It is ok; here are a few things to make you feel like you were there too.

First a picture of Just in Case: A Trickster tale And Spanish Alphabet Book, which released we celebrated at the party, and which we read with the help of musician Miguel Martinez and his group

Here is Sr.Calavera’s newest video, which we showed at the party as a response to many readers who keep asking me, “But really, who is Señor Calavera?”

Well, at last, the answer!

Who Is Señor Calavera from Yuyi Morales on Vimeo.

Images of the party are here by courtesy of Photographers Taft Weber, Kelly O’Meara, and Diane N. Ennis.

I know some of you didn’t come because you had dates with a certain famous vampire. I understand. I would have liked going too. The cake was delicious--how is that?

But even if you didn’t come, you should know that I am still looking for the mysterious sender of these flowers below, which I received at the party in behalf of Grandma Beetle. Was it YOU?

Last but not least, Señor Calavera has his super-chido new website. Go check it out!

Friday, November 21, 2008

It is time to celebrate Grandma Beetle’s birthday!

Can’t come to the party? I dare you to take a quiz instead. Come on, go ahead, see if you do!

Could you?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Señor Calavera and the paparazzi

Come and check an interview with Señor Calavera at Imaginary Blog. The anticipation of Grandma Beetle’s birthday celebration this Friday keeps growing!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tomas Rivera 2008

Texas knows how to put together a book award celebration. Hurray for San Marcos and Austin!

We also heard that Juan Felipe Herrera was there last year to receive the award, and he kept people in stitches. How do you do it, Juan Felipe? I am sure one has to be born with that magic inside.