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Seen through Mimi's eyes, this pictorial tour of Mardi Gras in New Orleans provides a pleasing introduction to the holiday. Though the inclusion of abundant details may strike some as forced, readers can glean snippets of history and such traditions as the King Cake, a sizable confection with "a tiny baby doll" hidden inside.
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Why we have it, where it came from, and where it all began. Although, New Orleans in the most famous for celebrating Mardi Gras — Mobile is actually the birth place within the United States and is a much more family friendly place to bring your kids to the parades. From stories to facts to coloring — these books will help you teach your kids everything there is to know about Mardi Gras in the Dirty South! Then in New Orleans, he looks on as krewes build the beautiful floats for their lavish parades. Mimi and her parents enjoy the color and excitement of Mardi Gras in New Orleans and observe many traditional aspects of the celebration. Come along on this colorful and educational ride through the Mardi Gras traditions of New Orleans! In addition to reinforcing the letters of the alphabet, Mardi Gras ABCs will keep your child entertained with vivid illustrations and clever rhymes.
They are fun, bright and colorful, and cultural to what all those who celebrate Mardi Gras experience! Come along on this colorful and educational ride through the Mardi Gras traditions of New Orleans! In addition to reinforcing the letters of the alphabet, Mardi Gras ABCs will keep your child entertained with vivid illustrations and clever rhymes. Mimi and her parents enjoy the color and excitement of Mardi Gras in New Orleans and observe many traditional aspects of the celebration. Get ready to stomp and chomp to that mambo beat! When carnival time rolls into New Orleans, these hip dinosaurs want to boogie on down. Iguanodon wiggles to the music of a marching band, while Zigongosaurus dances zydeco and Pterodactyal swoops into the crowd.
Posted on March 1, by Mariela Rodriguez. Leave a Comment. As March gets underway, many communities will celebrate Fat Tuesday, the last day before the Christian season of Lent. Those in Texas may be most familiar with Mardi Gras, an event most often associated with New Orleans, but the same day is referred to as Carnival throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, and as Shrove Tuesday in other parts of the world. If you plan to celebrate any version of this holiday, or if you will recognize it in your own special way, look to these books to share the holiday with the young people in your life. This book covers the tradition as it is celebrated in many Cajun communities in Southern Louisiana. This is a great book to expose readers to a regional culture, and to start discussions about how different cultures celebrate the same holiday.
Even though we no longer live in Louisiana, my husband and I try to celebrate Mardi Gras with our family. Lent is a time of sacrifice and giving up things you love, so Louisianians would party hard up through Fat Tuesday. In Louisiana, kids even had the day off of school for Mardi Gras! This year, Mardi Gras falls on March 4, but festivities start in January. To start, I rounded up some Mardi Gras books for kids so that we can all learn about this holiday. Your kids will learn about Louisiana music and dinosaurs at the same time.