Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal (Awards))
visión de conjunto:Críticas Tonatiuh further marks himself as a major nonfiction talent with this artistically beautiful and factually accessible offering that effectively blends artistic and political content for young readers.--Kirkus Reviews The beautifully expressive Day of the Dead-inspired illustrations on heavy paper pages sport borders of bones grinning skeletons and Tonatiuh's signature figures shown in profile influenced by the ancient Mexican art of his ancestors... A stunning work with great possibilities for lesson plans or tie-ins with Day of the Dead.--School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW Playful but informative this picture book offers a fascinating introduction to the artist and his work.--Booklist Reseña del editor Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras-skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities-came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada. In a country that was not known for political freedom of speech he first drew political cartoons much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life but he is best known today for his calavera drawings. They have become synonymous with Mexico's Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. Juxtaposing his own art with that of Lupe's author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the remarkable life and work of a man whose art is beloved by many but whose name has remained in obscurity.The book includes an author's note bibliography glossary and index. Biografía del autor Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende Mexico where he now lives.