Dinosaur Mardi Gras by Dianne De Las Casas

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Get ready to stomp and chomp to that mambo beat! When carnival time rolls into New Orleans, these hip dinosaurs want to boogie on down. Iguanodon wiggles to the music of a marching band, while Zigongosaurus dances zydeco and Pterodactyal swoops into the crowd. From singing tunes and tossing beads, these big beasts sure know how to party. Laissez les bon temps rugir!

About Dianne De Las Casas

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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. Holly Stone-Barker is a cut-paper and collage artist. She graduated from Pratt Institute in New York City and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She works as a freelance illustrator and enjoys teaching. Stone-Barker feathers her nest with papers from all over the world to create her intricate illustrations. Her collages feature thousands of individual snips of exotic papers delicately arranged to create clear and graphic imagery. Stone-Barker lives in Zachary, Louisiana, with her family.
Published November 29, 2011 by Pelican Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Take, for example, what should be a rousing finale: “T-Rex waves goodbye until next year / The happy crowd chants a carnival cheer / It’s a jumping Dinosaur Mardi Gras / Hooray for all the jaws and claws.” Additionally, the multisyllabic and difficult-to-pronounce dinosaur names that pepper the t...

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