The Ofrenda That We Built


It’s Día de Muertos—the Day of the Dead—and the family ofrenda is at the center of the celebration! Inspired by the popular nursery rhyme “The House That Jack Built,” The Ofrenda That We Built invites readers to join in the building of a colorful ofrenda, a home altar full of meaningful symbols, one special element at a time.

Día de Muertos is an intergenerational holiday with deep familial love at its heart. And nowhere are these moving themes more evident than in the cultural practice of building an ofrenda together! Told in warm and welcoming rhyme, with beautiful, immersive illustrations, this joyful picture book is perfect for celebrating Día de Muertos each autumn—and for remembering loved ones all year round.

Art direction and design by Sandy Frank

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