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"No, ma chérie! You can't catch me!" So brags the runaway in this trickster tale.  The little plastic baby hidden inside a traditional Mardi Gras King Cake escapes the kitchen of an old couple in the French Quarter, runs faster than a praline lady in Jackson Square and a waiter at Café du Monde. But on his way to the Mississippi River and the Creole Queen riverboat, he meets a clever baker who knows exactly where this baby belongs. 
This tasty new retelling of an old folktale sparkles with French phrases, New Orleans colloquialisms, and vibrant, comic-book style artwork depicting the city's characters and treasures. Includes an easy king cake recipe. Bon appétit!

The King Cake Baby

  • Before becoming achildren's book author, Keila Dawson worked as a teacher, school administrator,and educational consultant in the U.S., the Philippines, Japan, and Egypt.

    A native of NewOrleans, her debut picture book THE KING CAKE BABY (Pelican Publishing Co.2015), celebrates one of the unique cultural traditions in her hometown -eating King Cake during the Mardi Gras season. Her second book, a nonfictionpoetry anthology, NO VOICE TOO SMALL: Fourteen Young Americans Making History,will release in September 2020. A nonfiction picture book biography that isunder contract will be announced soon.

    Find a FREE studyguide, coloring pages, etc. for THE KING CAKE BABY on her website .

  • ISBN: 9781455620135


    32 pages

    8.5 x 11

    Pelican Publishing Company, 2015

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