What a Talent!
To say that Yuyi Morales is a gifted author and illustrator is kind of like saying that Old Faithful is an interesting water feature. It's not inaccurate as far as it goes, it just doesn't go far enough.
The Many Moods of Morales
For an entirely different shift in mood and in artistic style pick up Little Night, the peaceful story of Mother Sky and her child, Little Night.
Just a Minute!
Or there’s Morales’ Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book, which has also been done as a DVD. Grandma Beetle encounters Senor Calavera as she prepares for her birthday party, and some interesting things ensue. Senor Calavera gets around. You can also find him on YouTube.
More on Yuyi
Of course, Yuyi has a website with a lot of neat stuff that’s well worth visiting. Whatever format you choose, check her out. Parents, Yuyi Morales has some great stuff to share with your kids that you, too, will enjoy.
Joe Toschik is a Public Services Librarian at Half Moon Bay Library. If you look for him at a lucha libre event you won't find him there.