In honor of Aunt Petal who grew up in Cajun Country, we celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday. I made pancakes for breakfast and we read Mardi Gras and the Carnival.
The pictures in the book are fantastic and hooked Froggy from the start. The book talked more about Christianity and Jesus than I would have preferred. Froggy does not really understand the roots of Christianity. I am hoping this will change as we work our way through Story of The World Vol 1
We could not help but look at the similarities of Mardi Gras to Purim as we worked our way through the book. Froggy even pointed out the bells that they ring in Croatia are similar to groggers.
I tried to share Mardi Gras A Cajun Country Celebration as well. I like this book much much better but the word density and history was too high for Froggy to tolerate it.