To Carnival! by author Baptiste Paul and illustrator Jana Glatt

Reading Age: 4 – 10 years

Publisher: Barefoot Books

Publication Date: April 1, 2021

A girl named Melba lives in St. Lucia. She is excited to go to Carnival however when she wakes up, most of her family have gone to Carnival without her. She tries to take a bus to Carnival however many distractions cause her to keep missing the bus. Fortunately the distractions are people and animals that accompany her on the way. Despite being late, Melba still has some enjoyment. My Book Eyes likes the infusion of creole words throughout the story. Included in the back of the book are a glossary and added information to help readers understand the culture of St. Lucia in sections called Did You Know…, What is Creole? Where in the World is St. Lucia? Where is Carnival? Bright contrasting colors on white background show the island and Carnival experience.

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