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Amanda Shires

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for singer/violinist Amanda Shires. more

Closing Reception: …

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

Closing Reception:…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 29 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Hotel New Orleans…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for the Strut + Swim poolside fashion show with Fashion Week New… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Le Petit Theatre's new season gets off to a whirlwind start with "Nine… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Chris Mule and the Perpetrators. more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen. more

Mark of the Feminine

Aug 29 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Southern Decadence…

Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

The Historic Carver…

Aug 29 - 31, 2014
Come out this Labor Day weekend for a night of fun, laughther, and good old… more

The Roosevelt New…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, will feature the life and… more

The Saenger Theatre…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Cresent City get ready for a Night of Euphoria with the one and only Will… more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Debi and the Deacons. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Jay B. Elston Duo. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Way Too Early. more

True Colors Exhibition

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us every Saturday in August for The Abita Springs Opry concert… more

Dinneral Shavers…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
This annual event is a free school supply giveaway targeted towards all New… more

Amanda Shires

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for singer/violinist Amanda Shires. more

The Little "Read" Hen by Dianne de Las Casas Book Signing at A Tisket A Tasket

April 14, 2013

When the Little “Read” Hen’s friends won’t help her write an “egg-cellent” story, she doesn’t let it ruffle her feathers—she just does it herself! Readers of all ages will laugh aloud at the determined Little “Read” Hen as she coops herself up and cracks open her books for research. She doesn’t let her friends put her in a fowl mood—instead, she googles for information on her “eggPad.” Brainstorming, researching, outlining, drafting, editing, and proofing: all the ingredients of the “write” recipe for a well-crafted tale are included in this punny book. Readers are encouraged to try writing their own story using the steps provided in this literary spin on a beloved folk tale.

In a true collaboration with the author, Holly Stone-Barker’s vibrant cut-paper illustrations add riotous fun to each page. Throughout the book are silly wordplays on popular names, such as “The Hen in the Hat,” “Where the Wild Hens Are,” and a favorite coffee house, “Starbawks.” From hand-cut straw to individual feathers, each illustration is something to crow about!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, recording artist, and founder of the celebrated November Is Picture Book Month initiative. She hunts and pecks a good story everywhere she goes. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events and is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mama’s Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate. She lives with her family in Harvey, Louisiana.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Holly Stone-Barker is a cut-paper and collage artist. She graduated from Pratt Institute in New York City and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She works as a freelance illustrator and enjoys teaching. Stone-Barker feathers her nest with papers from all over the world to create her intricate illustrations. Her collages feature thousands of individual snips of exotic papers delicately arranged to create clear and graphic imagery. Stone-Barker lives in Zachary, Louisiana, with her family.