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Overview

The King Cake Baby by Keila Dawson, Vernon Smith

“No, mon ami! You can’t catch me!”

When an old Creole woman bakes dessert on King’s Day, she has no idea what shenanigans will ensue. In this New Orleans adaptation of The Gingerbread Man, a mischievous king cake baby escapes his cake! He outruns a praline lady and a waiter at Café du Monde, but can he outsmart the clever baker? Chock full of Louisiana phrases and comic-book-style illustrations, this new take on an old tale brings the Crescent City to life from Jackson Square to the Creole Queen riverboat. This lively story is a great way to introduce children to the sights, sounds, and especially tastes of New Orleans. It even comes with a recipe for homemade king cake—just make sure to keep track of the baby!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455620135
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/23/2015
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 803,807
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Keila V. Dawson was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Crescent City has remained close to her heart in spite of her many travels abroad. She began her career working as a local community organizer, but she found her passion working with children as an early-childhood special-education instructor. In this, her first book, Dawson combines her love for children and her desire to keep alive the traditions of her hometown.

Vernon Smith printed his first book when he was in the first grade, and he hasn't stopped illustrating since. He received the Judges' Award and the Faculty Award for drawing while at the University of New Orleans and went on to open his own studio, El MacFearsome Comic Squares. Smith is an active comic book illustrator and regularly attends comic conventions and book signings around the country. He lives with his daughter in Metairie, Louisiana.

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