Title: Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book.

Reference: Morales, Y. (2003). Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books LLC.

Brief annotation: This is a story about death coming for Grandma Beetle. She tells him to wait a minute while she finishes a task and after every task, there is another. All of the tasks are part of her getting ready for her birthday party. By the time the party is over, death decides not to take her after all.

Genre: Myths/Folk tales

Grade level: 2.4

Interest level: Students in grades K-2 would be interested in this book.

Personal response: I enjoyed this charming tale that showcases both an appreciation and recognition of culture and language. This would be a wonderful addition to a diverse classroom library.

Text-dependent question: How did Grandma Beetle trick Señor Calaveras (death)?

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