Happy Mardi Gras!! We are open from 10-6 today! We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday!
Written for the casual Carnival observer as well as the veteran Mardi Gras fan, Mardi Gras in New Orleans: An Illustrated History is a concise and comprehensive pictorial account of the celebration from ancient times in Europe to post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. With more than 350 vintage and contemporary illustrations and 60,000 words of text.
The second book in the "Sue The 'Mingo" series. Our flamingo Sue is using her imagination to explore the colors of New Orleans during Mardi Gras! This story was inspired by our family's love of Louisiana. With great food and great fun, New Orleans is the perfect place for Sue to visit. Come see for yourself. As we say in Louisiana, "Laissez les bon temps rouler!" Let The Good Times Roll!
Mimi awakens on Fat Tuesday morning and hurries to a breakfast of hot beignets (French doughnuts). At the table, Mimi's parents explain Mardi Gras traditions such as king cake, and the observances of Ash Wednesday and Lent.
The big day has arrived and the youngest riders in the Mardi Gras Day parade are ready to share their beads and trinkets with the children of New Orleans. But as they prepare to start the parade, their float falters and breaks a wheel. Will the children be able to work together to bring the magic of Mardi Gras to the Crescent City?
Based on a song from Johnette Downing's album Swamp Romp, A Louisiana Dance Party for Children, this rhythmic original story celebrates king cake, the culinary centerpiece of New Orleans Mardi Gras. believed to have originated in twelfth-century France, the cake is an homage to the wise men or three kings.
"Lundi's child eats shrimp and rice.
Mardi's child is full of spice.
Mercredi's child plays zydeco.
Jeudi's child loves Satchmo mo'.
Vendredi's child makes shrimp boulette.
Samedi's child's from Lafayette.
But those born on dimanche, you know,
rest and relax and fais do-do "