“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 cakejust make sure to keep track of the baby!
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
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.