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Mimi's First Mardi Gras

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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.Afterwards, dressed in colorful costumes, they depart for a day of Carnival excitement and parade watching. Perched on her father's shoulders at the Zul ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 30th 1991 by Pelican Publishing Company
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Alice Couvillon
Jul 18, 2011 Alice Couvillon rated it it was amazing
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Rosa Cline
Feb 21, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, mardi-gras
This was an interesting storybook helping describe Mardi Gras. For someone that knows very little if nothing about the 'holiday' this book was interesting and taught quite a bit. It still left a few questions unanswered (like why was it the little girls' first time to celebrate when it appears she's about 6 or 7?) but over all it helped to describe what the holiday is and why people celebrate it and what regions celebrate it. The illustrations were nice as well as I read it outloud to my special ...more
Dolly
Feb 28, 2016 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is an entertaining story that depicts the tradition of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. We have never paid much attention to the holiday, so it was fascinating to learn about the various parades, customs, and history of the celebration.

I am not a big fan of the illustrations and I really dislike clowns. Nevertheless, it was a fun tale to read aloud and we enjoyed reading it together.
Mandy Faucheux
Apr 13, 2016 Mandy Faucheux rated it it was amazing
Great book to incorporate for a shared reading experience with a middle-school kiddo. Full of culture and facts about the holiday that a person can learn in a fun story. Great for tying to back ground knowledge for children with Mardi Gras experience or great for learning all new information about the holiday!
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