Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book

Illustration of skeleton riding a bicycle

Señor Calvera is back! This time, he is looking forward to Grandma Beetle's birthday party — but he can't figure out what gift to give her. He consults with Zelmiro the Ghost and chooses one gift for every letter of the alphabet: acordéon, bigotes, cosquillas (accordian, moustaches, and tickles). It isn't until he reaches the letter Z, however, that Señor Calvera finds the best gift of all for Grandma Beetle.

Age Level: 6-9
Language: Spanish vocabulary featured
Country/Territory: Mexico
Culture/Community: Mexican / Mexican American
Format: Picture Book
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Book Awards: Pura Belpré Award
Themes for Children: Letters and Numbers