A boy and his monster from under the bed celebrate Navidad—Christmas—in It’s Navidad, El Cucuy!, a festive, bilingual picture book from Newbery Medal–winning author Donna Barba Higuera and illustrator Juliana Perdomo.
Ramón is a little boy who can’t wait for Navidad.
El Cucuy is the friendly monster who lives in Ramón’s bedroom. He’s not so sure that Christmas is for him. The lights are too bright, and the snowman is scary!
So if El Cucuy is hesitant to embrace the holiday cheer, then Ramón will have to bring the spirit of Navidad to him.
A tender, heartwarming story about facing the unknown with a friend by your side, this companion to El Cucuy Is Scared, Too! explores the magic of the holidays and coming together as a community.
Features an overview of the traditions behind Las Posadas, a festival beginning on December 16th and ending on Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) that is celebrated in Mexico and parts of Latin America and the United States.
"El Cucuy’s latest foray into unfamiliar terrain nonetheless reassures readers who may find themselves in similar situations. A sweet invitation to enjoy Navidad."
"This straightforward narrative is perfect for a holiday story time that includes awareness of how other cultures celebrate Christmas. A kindhearted Christmas story highlighting the power of friendship."
—School Library Journal
"Continuing the themes of welcoming and belonging from El Cucuy Is Scared, Too!, this is an enjoyable addition to the quirky series."
—The Horn Book Magazine