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Just a Minute

In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.

2004  Pura Belpre Award
2004  American Library Association Notable Books for Children
2003  Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature