Books: Good Night NOLA

When I asked my friends on Twitter to recommend a good kid’s book with a New Orleans theme, Good Night NOLA was recommended the most. An obvious riff on the classic Good Night Moon, I was unsure whether it could live up to its inspiration.

Truth is, I like this book even more than Good Night Moon and so do my kids who are far too young to know that one is about mommy’s hometown.I think they made me read it fifteen times in a row yesterday. In fact, I suspect our current copy will be worn out before we know it–one year old’s aren’t known for being gentle.

Good Night NOLA is just plain charming.

A lovely rhyming verse introduces youngsters to all that is great and unique about the Crescent City. In the back there is a brief section that explains the verses with a more detail in case a question should arise. I’d consider this little gem a must-have for New Orleans kids, or anyone who’d like to share the magic of the city with a young one.