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Goodnight Nola: An Endearing Bedtime Book for All Ages
"Goodnight NOLA" is a lovable tribute to things unique to New Orleans. People of all ages will enjoy this rhythmic salute to red beans and rice, po'boys, celebrated chefs, music, historic landmarks, the sporting scene and many other features of the Crescent City. An excellent introduction for young children and a wonderful souvenir.
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Ampersand, Inc.
(first published January 29th 2009)
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"Goodnight red beans, goodnight rice, good night pralines and Zatarain's spice..."
A fun take on Goodnight Moon that will make anyone nostalgic for The Big Easy. With references to po boys, Emeril Lagasse and the Saints, it's a delightfully illustrated book to send your child to sleep with. I especially love it because my daughter's name is Nola, so we read this book a LOT!
Forget "Goodnight Moon;" if I ever have kids someday, this is the "Goodnight" book I'm gonna read to them. It's such a cute story, packed with all the unique aspects that make New Orleans and the surrounding area great. The illustrations are nice and colorful too.
May 28, 2010 Michelle rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lovers of New Orleans, young children under 6
Recommended to Michelle by: Owner of Maple Street Book Shop
I bought this for my young cousin and he (and his parents) loved it. It's an excellent twist on Goodnight Moon for anyone who has ever visited and enjoyed New Orleans - or anyone who hopes to one day. "Goodnight red beans, good night rice...good night Zatarain's spice"