We Mean To Cause A Scene
Every young reader will delight in Mardi Gras in New Orleans by author, Madison Webb. This treasurable, collectable and coveted of New Orleans' famed Mardi Gras celebrations comes alive through this vibrant family-friendly picture book that highlights the culture, diversity, frivolity, and spirit of one of America's most beloved cities.
Madison's rhyming verses are crisp and refreshing, and they offer an infusion of local vocabulary often familiar to children of New Orleans and fun to learn for people of all ages. Experience the floats, the bands, the beads, and the grandeur. The gorgeous gallery-quality illustrations bring the pages to life and transport readers into the heart of the region's beloved celebrations with an incredible sense of detail, emotion, and local flavor. The book celebrates Mardi Gras in all its glory.
From Twelfth Night to Fat Tuesday, this is the story for the those who love New Orleans' Carnival season. Highlighted by iconic landmarks and revered Mardi Gras customs and traditions. Mardi Gras In New Orleans is carnival personified.
Every year, New Orleans undergoes a most brilliant transformation. Energy radiates through all quarters of the city. Decorations go up, the smell of cinnamon and king cakes waft through the air, and the city's tempo starts to climb. Right at the outset, readers will jump in and witness the dynamic and unity that engulfs the city:
"The streets have really come alive
We start to primp and preen
We gussy up our neighborhoods
We mean to cause a scene."
And finally, after weeks of exciting preparation, it's here
"Suddenly the tractors roar
The krewes begin to roll
The Flambeaux light their torches
The city bares its soul."
In the end, though, readers will appreciate that Mardi Gras is about something far greater--it's about community and the spirit that binds us all together.
The story of New Orleans' world-renowned Carnival season is a moment in time, and now it's one you can visit again and again.