“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, and recording artist. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, libraries, conferences, and special events. The author of Pelican’s The Cajun Cornbread Boy, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, Mama’s Bayou, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, There’s a Dragon in the Library, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate, de Las Casas lives with her family in the New Orleans area.
About the Illustrator
Marita Gentry is a professional artist whose artwork is displayed in galleries throughout Louisiana. Her vivid illustrations have earned her numerous awards and commissions. An accomplished teacher, she is involved in several artist-in-residence programs each year, helping schools enliven their walls with murals. This is the fifth book Gentry has dreamed up with Dianne de Las Casas. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
DINOSAUR MARDI GRAS
By Dianne de Las Casas
Illustrated by Marita Gentry
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Non-Religious
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus. Glossary