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Mimi's First Mardi Gras
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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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