by Yuyi Morales
"In this original trickster tale, the skeleton Senor Galavera arrives unexpectedly at Grandma Beetle's door, requesting that she leave with him right away. "Just a minute," Grandma Beetle tells him. She still has one house to sweep, two pots of tea to boil, three pounds of corn to make into tortillas--and that's just the start! Using both Spanish and English words to tally the preparations, Grandma Beetle cleverly outwits the skeleton and celebrates her birthday with a table full of grandchildren, and one surprise guest.
With its vivacious illustrations and dynamic read-aloud text, this universally funny story is also the perfect introduction to counting in both English and Spanish and a spirited tribute to the rich traditions of Mexican culture." --from jacket cover