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"No mon ami! You can't catch me!" So brags the runaway in THE KING CAKE BABY, a New Orleans adaptation of "The Gingerbread Man". The trickster is the little plastic baby hidden inside a traditional Mardi Gras king cake. From his French Quarter neighborhood, he escapes the kitchen of an old Creole woman, runs from a praline lady in Jackson Square, and a waiter at Café du Mo ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 23rd 2015 by Pelican Publishing Company
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Jennifer Morris
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Keila Dawson creates a delightfully funny retelling of a classic story that introduces children to the unique culture of the people of New Orleans. The colorful illustrations whimsically depict scenes and characters one would encounter in the French Quarter. I particularly enjoyed the cultural expressions (“getting” the baby, as opposed to catching the baby; cher, mon ami, etc.) which is so familiar to me, being that my family is from New Orleans. I think it’s a great story for teachers to use t ...more
Pamela
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: teachers, parents, young readers
This story is such a fun, fun read. Through rhythmic pacing, repetitive phrases, and colorful characters, this laugh out loud adventure gives young readers a New Orleans French twist to the all time favorite, The Gingerbread Man. The author invites us into the New Orleans culture. Did I mention how fun this book is? The characters are funny, engaging, and there's even a King Cake recipe in the book. After this story, my class wanted to know all about Louisiana. Where is it located on the map? Do ...more
Juliana Lee
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Follow the antics of the King Cake Baby as he tries to escape his fate on the streets of New Orleans in this lively tale of delicious merriment. Join his refrain as he taunts the citizens of the French Quarter. And, revel in his ultimate capture by a clever baker.

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Patricia Tilton
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Keila Dawson has created an entertaining retelling of a favorite tale that introduces children to the unique New Orleans culture and its annual Mardi Gras celebration. With lively Creole characters, skillful rhythm and pacing, fun dialect and repetitive language, children will all be chanting “No, ma Cherie! You can’t catch me, I’m the King Cake Baby!” It’s a fun rhyme or song that builds suspense throughout the book. Dawson adds her own special twist to her king cake baby tale. The illustration ...more
Vivian Kirkfield
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Parents and teachers to read with young kids
The Gingerbread Man you say? In New Orleans? Then it must be the King Cake Baby...and you'll never catch him!

What a wonderful retelling of an old classic - giving it a New Orleans setting was pure genius. Kids will love the rhythmic refrain and the fabulous illustrations, I know I did. I highly recommend The King Cake Baby - it's diversity is a breath of free air.
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Pamela Courtney 2 2 Jun 12, 2015 06:45PM  
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Keila's hiked the rice terraces in the Philippines, climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan, and Mt. Sinai in Egypt. She finds adventures in picture books too. When she isn’t traveling, researching or digging in genealogical archives, Keila is writing and visiting schools. She enjoys sharing her love of Louisiana and world cultures with others.

Her debut picture book, THE KING CAKE BABY (Pelican Publishing Co.,
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