Ever wonder what it's like to be a New Orleans baby? Or what it means to miss New Orleans? Let the playful rhyming verse and vivid illustrations in Beignets for Breakfast transport children to one of the greatest cities in the world.
In Jeanette Weiland's picture book, Beignets for Breakfast, a parent and child read together, recognize together, and enjoy their days in New Orleans together:
NOLA babies know that Mondays
Include a meal of red beans and rice.
They love beignets for breakfast
And finding a baby in their King Cake slice.
Enhanced by vibrant scenes of iconic New Orleans landmarks and traditions, Beignets for Breakfast awakens readers to all that makes the city such a unique place to grow up in or visit.Each oversized page features magical watercolor paintings by Allison Lemon. The pops of color capturing the scenes and spirit of New Orleans invite close inspection and repeated requests as a favorite read. Complete with a protective scuff-resistant book jacket over a laminated hardcover, Beignets for Breakfast is sure to become a treasured family favorite.
About the Author
Jeanette Weiland is the author of Beignets For Breakfast. She lives with her husband and two children in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana, where she writes children's books that highlight the easily-overlooked treasures in life. Living in a town that exudes the boldest of color and flavor and sunshine year-round, she balances her focus on spreadsheets with thoughts of planting tropical gardens in the ground.Allison Lemon is a multi-media artist from Memphis, Tennessee. She received her BFA from the University of Memphis and also attended The Yale Norfolk School of Art. She is pursuing a master's degree in painting at The University of Colorado, Boulder.