Rosita Y Conchita Is A Day Of The Dead Tale Served Up In A Bilingual Book

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One of the great things about Comic-Con is meeting the authors and artists of books you read (or want to read). As I was walking the aisles of the San Diego Convention Center last summer, I had the chance to meet Eric Gonzalez who was sitting in his small booth with a dead girl.

I should mention that the dead girl was a stuffed doll and is also one of the stars of his book, Rosita Y Conchita. This is a unique book because each page tells the story in English and Spanish, side-by-side. What makes it more unique is that both the English and Spanish versions rhyme. The story is the tale of twin sisters trying to make a connection on the Day of the Dead.

The artwork is fantastic and the story is quite good, as well. But it’s not just a story. I also appreciated that there was an explanation (in English and Spanish, of course) of what the Day of the Dead is, plus instructions for making sugar skulls (one of the holiday’s traditions) and how to draw Rosita, the dead sister.

The Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 2 each year. If you’d like to learn more about the holiday or this great book visit Gonzalez’s web site. You can also purchase the book there.

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