Dinosaur Mardi Gras

Dinosaur Mardi Gras Cover

Dinosaur Mardi Gras

By Dianne de Las Casas; Marita Gentry (Illustrator)

Pelican Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9781589809666, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 19, 2011


"It's a roaring reading party Pass out the sparkly beads, put on the catchy Mardi Gras tunes, and let the kids CHOMP CHOMP and STOMP STOMP to the infectious beat of Dinosaur Mardi Gras. A perfect read-aloud "-John Schumacher, librarian, founder of MrSchuReads.com, a 2011 Library Journal Mover & Shaker

When carnival time rolls around, these big beasts begin to party. Notoceratops swings and swoons, while Spinosaurus taps his blue suede shoes and Brachiosaurus tosses colorful beads to the crowd below. From Lee Circle to Canal Street, follow these crazy creatures as they boogie down the parade route. Clever rhymes and repetition allow children to sing along to that mambo beat. A glossary, along with instructions for creating a shoebox Mardi Gras float, complete this vibrantly-illustrated book of festive fun.

About the Author
Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, recording artist, and founder of the celebrated November Is Picture Book Month initiative. She hunts and pecks a good story everywhere she goes. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events and is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mama's Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate. She lives with her family in Harvey, Louisiana.

Marita Gentry is a professional artist whose artwork is featured in galleries throughout Louisiana. A recipient of numerous awards and commissions and an accomplished teacher, she is involved in several artist-in-residence programs each year. Gentry's other titles with Pelican include Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear!, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, There's a Dragon in the Library, and Dinosaur Mardi Gras.