Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calavera by Duncan Tonatiuh

Our sweet friend Jan  sent us some books for Christmas. She loves books maybe more than we do! 

We were very excited to start reading. I was so excited to read the girls "Funny Bones". With the popularity of Dia de Los Muertos increasing, many people are familiar with the image of La Catrina. 

It is iconic and everywhere. But where did this image come from? This image goes back to the time of the Mexican Revolution. Jose Guadalupe Posada made this image in 1910. "Funny Bones" tells the story of this influential artist. A man who artists like Diego Rivera looked up to. 

 For my 2 kids who love Dia de los Muertos and who love to draw this book was perfect! They have asked me to read it a few times and they are working on sketches from the gorgeous illustrations.
Thank you Jan! 

1 comment:

  1. Cute drawing! t is so nice to see them.


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