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New Orleans comedian Mike Strecker publishes a joke book for kids

Mike Strecker is a stand-up comedian who has been performing in the New Orleans area since 1995. And now, he is a published book author. Mike recently released two volumes of jokes, Young Comic’s Guide to Telling Jokes Vol. 1 and 2, which are nationally distributed by Sterling Children’s Books. “The way it came about… […]

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Storytime: Coming Up Cajun by Carrie Delatte

It’s Confetti Park Storytime! In this episode, author Carrie Delatte narrates her children’s book Coming Up Cajun, which is based on the true tales of two little boys growing up in the heart of Cajun Country. Full of nature, this sweet tale told in rhyming verse captures some of the wholesome outdoor activities, daily chores, […]

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Lashon Daley and Mr. Okra

Interview with Lashon Daley, author of the Mr. Okra story book!

This is a special Confetti Park interview with Lashon Daley, the lovely author behind Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Today Lashon is pursuing a PHD in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. But for a while, she lived in New Orleans, and was inspired to write her sweet book about our favorite […]

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Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Storytime – Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits & Vegetables by Lashon Daley

It’s Confetti Park Storytime! In this episode, we hear a wonderful New Orleans tale based on our favorite contemporary street vendor, Mr. Okra. The story was written in collaboration with Mr. Okra by Lashon Daley, and illustrated by Emile Henriquez. We are so lucky to have the story narrated for us by the author! And […]

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Ten Little Crawfish

Storytime: Ten Little Crawfish by Melinda Falgoust

In this episode of Confetti Park, I am delighted to share the story of the Ten Little Crawfish, marvelously narrated by the author and illustrator, Melinda Taliancich Falgoust. Ten little crawfish, swimmin’ in da swamp. One thought he heard some Zydeco and stopped to dance and stomp…. This is Melinda’s brand-new counting concept board book […]

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Melinda Taliancich Falgoust

Interview with multi-talented author Melinda Taliancich Falgoust

Children’s author, actress, and musician just scratches the surface of the roles and capabilities owned by Melinda Taliancich Falgoust of Metairie, La., as Katy Ray discovers in this interview on Confetti Park. Melinda, who has published several award-winning children’s books including Lousy Liver, Footprints, and her newest, Her Royal Majesty, the Superhero Bride of Frankenstein (which just earned a 5-star review with Reader’s […]

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Photo of Alex Beard from http://www.alexbeardstudio.com/

Interview with Alex Beard, fine artist and children’s author

Down on Julia Street in New Orleans, fine artist Alex Beard has a gallery where his gorgeous nature-inspired paintings and drawings are on display. Elephants, birds of paradise, and flowery fish are among the colorful creatures drawn out by Alex’s hand. Some are portraits, and some are whimsical landscapes of these exotic creatures interacting with […]

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