We’ve dedicated this whole week to a wondrous Mexican celebration called Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). We hope you’ve enjoyed it and that you’ll find ways to incorporate such a special celebration into your own traditions. To wrap up this week-long series, we’d like to share with you a couple of original Día de Muertos’ finds and give you a chance to win one of them.
Rosita y Conchita – A rhyming storybook in English and Spanish
Talking to children about death is never easy. They always have so many questions about a subject matter we don’t fully comprehend ourselves. As Susan, one of our contributors, said “a lot can be learned by looking at other cultures’ beliefs and traditions surrounding death.” Rosita y Conchita is the perfect book to do just that so that you can explain death to your children in a way that’s not scary or impossible to grasp.
First of all, this bilingual children’s book has some of the most artistic illustrations I’ve seen in a long time. Color is used with a specific purpose – to illustrate the world of the living and the world of the dead – and it works perfectly. The characters are adorable cartoons children find friendly and fun. Secondly, the storyline is original in that it’s about a girl who’s decorating an altar with all kinds of ofrendas for her twin sister, not an older relative who’s passed away. The twin sister has all kinds of troubles trying to get back, but eventually love conquers all. It’s a beautifully told story which my daughter was enthralled with all throughout. The book even comes with some treats at the end, including how to make your own calaveritas (sugar skulls).
Surropa has a unique Día de los Muertos t-shirt with the image of a calavera by famed designers the Beast Brothers. The best part? Just like you would write the name of a loved one you’d like to honor on a calavera, this tee can be customized for you with the name of your choosing. There are three color schemes to choose from and a variety of woman and men sizes. The name you choose can be up to 11 letters.
This is definitely an original option for you to remember or celebrate the life of someone special who’s passed away. You can win one below, or run over to Surropa.com to grab any of their art, clothing or accesories of your choice using special discount code: SPANGLISHBABY.
This giveaway is now closed. The winners are: Benita and Carmela. Congratulations!!
We have a a set with a copy of Rosita and Conchita, plus a $20 dollar gift certificate from Surropa to give away to TWO lucky winners. To enter please tell us why you’d like to win either one of these two products.
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