And now for a fun giveaway,
from one of our favorite Louisiana authors!
You may remember Rhonda from our recent giveaway of her Lil Yat books!
This new book shares everything and the great places in NOLA that kids and adults love, like Storyland (don't forget Christmas in the Oaks is a mere 2 months away! Miss Grace's dance team is performing there opening night!) and City Park (shout out to NOMA-Studio Kids this Staurday), Cafe du Monde, Audubon Zoo, St Charles Ave and its streetcars, downtown and Mardi Gras, and of course the Saints! We always go by Cafe Du Monde after a Zoo visit, I don't know about your family! There are new characters, just as cute and funny as her previous Lil Yats, and charming illustrations from a new illustrator, Christiane Gullung is a mixed-media artist! Her illustrations really help to bring a different look to the book- one that adults will love to check out as much as kids!
Check out some of those illustrations (from Rhonda's Facebook page, and Northshore Mama, as I offered up my review copy for this giveaway instead) and see which ones are your favorites:
Rhonda decided that all NOLA area little girls needed one of her new characters to hug and hold, after seeing how little girls loved NOLA themed toys in her shop, so wa-la : Meet Dat-ty Girl!
Dat-ty Girl comes with her Saints outfit and tutu in time for Saints football season, for only $15. You know your little girls needs her, right??? She has additional outfits that will get her through the NOLA dress up seasons (cause you KNOW we love to dress up down here!): an adorable Halloween outfit and tutu. a sparkly Christmas outfit and tutu and of course a gold, green and purple Mardi Gras outfit and tutu. They are $5 each, or $8 for the 2 piece outfit/tutu set. The complete set, which includes the Dat-ty and ALL of her outfits and tutus is only $35! PERFECT for Christmas giving, or for giving out in pieces to award for wonderful behavior/grades til then! Head on over to the Lil Yats Facebook page for locations where Dat-ty and her costumes, will be available, as she isn't available on the Lil Yats website yet.
Paint with Rhonda!
Come and paint one of the characters from this cute book, WITH your kids, that Christiane created, this Saturday, September 19th from 10-12 and Painting With a Twist in Mandeville! Rhonda will be there for a book reading too! You can sign up here on the Painting with a Twist Mandeville event page, so your spot is reserved. They are using 2 rooms and spots are still available!
About the Author:
Rhonda Valladares is a native of “New Orleans”, who grew up in Uptown.As kids, her sister and brother enjoyed the many trips to Audubon and City Parks, with such attractions as Monkey Hill, the Zoo and Storyland. After graduating from college Rhonda worked in management for many years, and a few years ago she renewed her passion for writing, starting the Lil Yat kids series for kids. She now lives on the Northshore, in Covington, LA.
About the Illustrator
Christiane Gullung is a mixed-media artist from New Orleans, who works with a mixture of patterns, textures and colors. This is her first book with Rhonda. Check out her facebook and instagram pages for more of her great artwork
One BTHM reader will win their own copy of Oh, Give me a Home Where the Who Dats Roam