Mardi Gras in New Orleans: An Alphabet Book

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Inspired by family & friends, I wanted to write about something fun and memorable...such as a special holiday. Having experienced teaching Kindergarten, I always searched for books specific to themes. Mardi Gras in New Orleans can also be used with older students to review alliteration. Any reader can predict what might be on the next page. I hope audiences of all ages enjoy reading. One may also further research the celebration of Mardi Gras around the world.

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Overview

Inspired by family & friends, I wanted to write about something fun and memorable...such as a special holiday. Having experienced teaching Kindergarten, I always searched for books specific to themes. Mardi Gras in New Orleans can also be used with older students to review alliteration. Any reader can predict what might be on the next page. I hope audiences of all ages enjoy reading. One may also further research the celebration of Mardi Gras around the world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781438915432
  • Publisher: Authorhouse
  • Publication date: 12/20/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 659,132
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2011

    Just okay -- Couldn't find anything better

    As a New Orleans native the one thing I miss most about living away is Mardi Gras. I spent hours looking for a really good book in which to introduce this wonderful holiday to my clas; needless to say the books available about Mardi Gras are lacking. I couldn't find one book that had an easy to follow narrative. None of the books introduced or explained the main points of the holiday and none had vibrant pictures. It was extremely disappointing that not one book I picked up had photographs to accompany the narrative. Colorful scenic photographs of New Orleans at carnival would do more to teach children than any artist rendering. The illustrations in this particular book did nothing to enhance the story, in fact they were confusing when viewed in conjuction with the text. The story itself did not flow well and does very little to teach children about Carnival, especially those that have never heard of the holiday. I suppose, I will have to write my own book and use personal photos to teach my class next year.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    the "less bad" book

    I purchased this book, along with another while trying to find a book to introduce my elementary students to Mardi Gras. Eventually I read this one to them because the other one was just horrible. The book met with decent success. The alliteration helps move the book along, which is set up in an "ABCs" style instead of a narrative. However, it was sometimes hard to figure out what the main point of the section was. The concepts and new vocabulary words sometimes felt out of place or even incorrect. The illustrations are done in a graffiti style using only the three Mardi Gras colors (yellow/gold, green, purple), which is cool but not very illustrative. It would have helped to have clearer illustrations, since many of the concepts and vocabulary words are new to most children. While I did use this book, and some classes applauded after I finished reading it, I am still on the search for a better book for next year if I do the lesson again.

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