Skeletown: Más. ¡Menos!

Little, Brown. (­Skeletown: Bk. 2). Aug. 2024. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780316465045. BL.
PreS-Gr 1–In Skeletown, two young skeleton siblings with large, black, ball-like eyes and orange dot cheeks go through town engaging in various activities that portray the opposites “more” and “less” (más y menos). One skeleton collects a big pile of leaves, while the other stockpiles a small one; one has a big backpack, and the other skeleton has a smaller one. The humorous setting is emphasized by the expressive demeanor of the main characters who are always on the move. Skeletown is filled with an autumnal atmosphere where leaves fly; Mama Skeleton knits an orange sweeter; and the family dog chases a mischievous cat, causing havoc in town. This visually driven narrative has only two Spanish words, “menos” and “más,” guiding the plot in an otherwise wordless picture book. The art cleverly uses only three colors—orange, white, and black—providing a creative and striking pictorial rendition. This book highlights the warmth of family life in a town where even the skeleton moon smiles back.
VERDICT A picture book about opposites that will charm young children. Read this one in a Halloween story time at the public library or in a preschool classroom.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing