ISBN: 1565541820; Author: Dartez, Cecillia; Publisher: Pelican Publishing; Format: Hardcover; Climb aboard the Smokey Mary float with Jenny Giraffe and her mother in the super Krewe of Orpheus parade to learn all about Mardi Gras. Jenny and her mother are going to ride in the Orpheus Super Parade, and they get ready by buying beads, doubloons, cups, and toys to throw to all of the people who come out to watch the parade and catch all they can. But before her Mardi Gras ride, Jenny doesn't know anything about Mardi Gras. She notices that the entire city is decorated with purple, green, and gold, but she doesn't know why. With the help of her friends, she soon learns about those colors, King Cakes, parades, "throws", and Mardi Gras. She enjoys the parade, the people, the music from the jazz bands, and all the children screaming, "Throw me something!" Jenny Giraffe has never seen anything like it, and she loves it. She even loves the big party in the Convention Center after the parade. Everyone dances and sings and eats and drinks and enjoys the party. But the biggest thrill of all is that Jenny is reunited with her mother, who has been in the zoo! And that is better than any holiday, even Mardi Gras.
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