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Bibliographic Information: Morales, Y. (2016). Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.

Short Annotation: Senor Calavera arrives to Grandma Beetle’s house ready to take her to the next life. Before taking Grandma Beetle, he helped her count, in English and Spanish, as she prepared for her birthday. When they were done with the preparations and celebrated Grandma’s birthday, Senor Calavera changed his mind and left.

Genre: Folk Tale

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this book: readers who would like to learn how to count in Spanish, readers who like to read books based on culture, and readers who like folk tale books

Personal Response/Rating: 4- I like that the illustration allow children to see the culture of Mexico throughout the book. This book is also an enjoyable way to learn how to count up to 10 in Spanish.

Text-Dependent Question: What do you learn from the illustrations?

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