Día de Los Muertos – book giveaway!

Dia de los Muertos book

It’s Día de Los Muertos, the sun’s coming round,
as niños prepare in each pueblo and town.
For today we will honor our dearly departed
with celebraciones – it’s time to get started!

So begins the fun, rhyming picture book, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS by Roseanne Greenfield Thong illustrated by Carles Ballesteros. I loved everything about this book, from the way it’s written in Spanglish which helps teach vocabulary related to the holiday, (a glossary is included) – to the colorful illustrations.

I think you guys will love this book too, so I’m excited to be able to offer one for giveaway. See details to enter below!


Giveaway Details

Prize description: One lucky winner will receive a copy of the book DIA DE LOS MUERTOS by Roseanne Greenfield Thong illustrated by Carles Ballesteros.

How to enter: Just leave a comment below telling me what you’re favorite part of Día de los Muertos is! (Please read official rules below before entering.)

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. You must be able to provide a U.S. address for prize shipment. Your name and address will only be shared with the person responsible for prize fulfillment for that purpose. Please no P.O. Boxes. One entry per household. Make sure that you enter a valid email address in the email address field so you can be contacted if you win. Winner will be selected at random. Winner has 24 hours to respond. If winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected at random. Giveaway entries are being accepted between October 28, 2015 through November 2nd, 2015. Entries received after November 2nd, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST, will not be considered. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. If you win, by accepting the prize, you are agreeing that Latinaish.com assumes no liability for damages of any kind. By entering your name below you are agreeing to these Official Rules. Void where prohibited by law.

Buena suerte / Good luck!


  1. I love how beautiful remembering is, and not sad. Bright and colorful just as the dead once were. Thats what we are trying to teach our son about this day!

  2. I love the calaveras and fun illustrations. It’s not scary images, but lighthearted and fun. We have set up ofrendas for the past several years, but this year we will be doing one for a family member who died this past year and I am very excited to make it personal. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I love being able to share my husband’s culture with our children and learn & grow as a family. It’s a beautiful way to remember those loved ones who have passed and I appreciate bringing it to the table of our family’s traditions with Halloween, to give a stronger deeper meaning to the last days of October leading into November.

  4. My (our) favorite part of Dia de los muertos is sharing the beauty of this tradición with my daughter and family and honoring our ancestors and loved ones and celebrating life. My daughter and I share our tradition by installing an altar at her school. We are honored to do this and it is bonding for us and our school community.

  5. We love Dia de los muertos! It brings so much more to this time of year. I love the colors and the look of everything. Not to mention, it’s a time to remember loved ones who have passed.

  6. I love the calaveras–so festive and bright–with my favorite being La Catrina de Posada. And pan de muerto con chocolate!

  7. Is beautiful to remember the good times with the ones that are gone ♡♡ the flowers, music and pan de muertos

  8. That book is so cute! I love the colorful decoration the Calaveras and remembering our love ones that have passed away in a happy way.

  9. I’m Mexican and I live in Utah for almost 2 years. I think that my favorite tradition is “El dia de los Muertos” I love the altares that we made with “pan de muerto” and lots of cempasúchitl flowers. We doing every 1st of November to remember our ancestors. The altares are my favorite thing to do. Also for children who passed away we doing altares for them too, there is the 2nd of November. I’m so happy to share this tradition to our family, they can know how family even or include those who passed away are important for us. Before Dia de los Muertos, we made the tipical candy with sugar (Alfenique) and then we eat them. Love and colorful tradition for those who passed away.

  10. I love this. My little one was suppose to be born on El Dia Del Los Muertos…I guess she really didn’t want to have this birthday. She came two weeks later. I really love this part of my heritage and being able to share it with my children. In fact they chose to dress up as sugar skulls this year.

  11. I think our favorite part of celebrating Dia de los Muertos is the ability to remember those that have passed on, enjoying their favorite foods and interests. Each year I try to learn something more, from the barriletes and fiambre from Guatemala to the pan de muerto and altar traditions in Mexico.

  12. Omg. This is so exciting! My birthday is November 2nd which is Dia de todos los Muertos and I am sharing this celebration with my son’s preschool friends. I do not own this book but borrowed this book from my community library and instantly fell in love with it. We are also setting up an ofrenda and talking more about this celebration. I am studying to be a teacher and would love to have this book to show in a future. Good luck to everybody!!! Thanks for this giveaway! :)

  13. After seeing The Book of Life, my kids are obsessed with Día de los Muertos. We love it and are planning on attending a great community event on Sun. Thanks for offering the fun giveaway!

  14. I love everything about Dia de los Muertos, but if I had to choose just one aspect it would be the beautifully decorated sugar skulls. They are just so gorgeous and unique.

  15. My family and I love sharing this holiday with all my young spanish students. We make hundreds of calaveras de azúcar along with pan dulce and papel picado–it is a joy to see how much they love learning about other cultures and traditions.

  16. I am a Spanish teacher and LOVE sharing the idea of remembering loved ones. It is not a time to be sad, but a time to be happy and have a good time.

  17. I love sharing stories of my departed loved ones, espicially of my parents. My girls never meet them, but feel they know them because of this wonderul celebration.

  18. I love how you remember the loved one in a positive way without all of the gnashing of teeth. I think that here in the US, we have strayed away from remembering.

  19. I love the way it celebrates and honors our ancestors and allows my kids to view death in a way that is not always scary or negative.

  20. My favourite part of Dia De los Muertos is the life celebration, beautiful colors and beautiful designs. Although its not a prevalent in my culture, its a beautiful celebration.

  21. I teach Spanish Immersion to Second Graders. So, my favorite part of celebrating the Day of the Dead is teaching them about this Mexican tradition. It is fun to make with them an altar and decorating it with paper mache flowers and sugar skulls. I like to buy Pan de Muerto, so I love to see their reaction when they are tasting something different, but delicious.

  22. I’m a Spanish teacher and I love sharing it with my students. I always hope that one of them
    Might find a new way to deal with any grief they have from losing loved one.

  23. My fav part is going to small gatherings and being welcomed(I’m black non-latino). I grew up in South Chicago, so my hood was mexiblackirosh😃. I learned early on to appreciate people and cultures unlike and sometimes similat to my own. I make sure my children do the same. That’s the “AMERICAN” way. Plus, I want the book😉

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