I Remember Abuelito: A Day of the Dead Story

Yo Recuerdo Abuelito: Un Cuento del Dia de los Muerdos

It’s the Day of the Dead! It’s time to celebrate! In this bilingual book, a young girl is busy helping her family prepare to honor those who have died. First she goes with her mama to the market to buy pan de muerto. Then she lays a path of marigold petals with her papa. But mostly, she thinks of her abuelito. She misses him very much and is excited for his spirit to visit that night. And when she sees the butterflies fly through the sky, she knows that his spirit is with them. Written in both Spanish and English, this book includes activities and recipes just right for any Day of the Dead celebration.


Es el Día de los Muertos. ¡Es tiempo de celebrar! En este libro biligua una niña joven esta ocupada ayudando a su familia preparar en los que han muerto—especialmente su abuelo. Ella lo estraña mucho y está con mucho emoción que su espirito venga de visita está noche.

  • 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.5"
  • 9780807535172
  • September 2007

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  • The vibrant illustrations with colorful borders are what really convey the spirit of the celebration.

    - The Horn Book Guide

Awards & Accolades

  • 2008 Honor Award Skipping Stones, A Multicultural and Ecological Children's Magazine
  • Best Children's Books of the Year 2008, Bank Street College



Common Core

RL.K.1,3,4,5,6,7,10 RL.1.1,3,4,5,6,7


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 2.40