The Little Purple Mardi Gras Bead
Throw me out there, mister! When Carnival rolls around in New Orleans, everyone gets into the celebration-including the beads! On Fat Tuesday, a plain string of little purple beads hangs from a hook on a parade float. His fervent wish is to be caught by someone special. The bigger and fancier beads tell him that no one will ever catch him. But a little hope and determination may go a long way in the magical season of Mardi Gras! When the bead spots a little princess in the crowd, he knows she is the person for him! Will she try to catch him? The heartwarming tale offers opportunities for a discussion of bullying, self-worth, and inclusion with young readers. The delightful story and illustrations from this daughter/father team will charm the entire family and become a parade route favorite! Raised in New Orleans, Julie P. Rowley holds a master's of education in early childhood curriculum and instruction from the University of New Orleans. Her stories were inspired by her daughter's imagination. A graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, John R. Paquette is a retired editor. He is also a professional vocalist and a talented portrait artist and illustrator. He enjoyed collaborating with his daughter.
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Bella Grace Paper
309 S Vaughan Dr, Ste A
Brusly, LA 70719
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