Bringing up children in New Orleans carries a unique responsibility: making sure they know the iconic images of the city. This adorable coloring book from New Orleans native Melissa Maloney Wallace illustrates the most familiar ones. From the aquarium, beignets, the City Park carousel, and the Superdome to fleur de lis, king cakes, streetcars, second-line umbrellas, and the zoo, classic New Orleans icons can be found in simple line drawings waiting to be colored by a child’s imagination. Created by a graphic artist and mom to celebrate the culture and traditions of New Orleans, this coloring book allows every child to share in the Crescent-City experience—no matter where they live! Perfect for locals and tourists alike, these stylized outlines of childhood memories will be treasured for years to come.
About the Author
Having discovered her passion for art a young age, Melissa Maloney Wallace has been applying her creativity to a variety of jobs ever since. She received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Nicholls State University and used her skills to teach elementary school children. After Hurricane Katrina forced her family to relocate to Florida, she found her calling in graphic arts, supporting her family business and keeping her New Orleans roots alive. Back in Louisiana for good, Wallace owns and operates Let’s pARTy NOLA and lives in Mandeville with her family.
IT’S GREAT TO BE A NOLA KID
An A-Z Coloring Book
By Melissa Maloney Wallace
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / General
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Activity Books
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
32 pp. 11 x 8 1/2
31 illus. 1st Pelican ed.