No, mon ami! You can't catch me! I'm the King Cake Baby! So brags a little Mardi Gras trickster in this lively New Orleans adaptation of The Gingerbread Man. The runaway king cake baby escapes an old Creole couple, a praline lady, and a waiter at Cafe du Monde, but he can't outsmart the clever baker! After all, who kws better than a baker that a king cake baby belongs inside of a king cake? This new adaptation of an old folktale will bring a tasty Mardi Gras tradition to life for readers of all ages. From Jackson Square to the Mississippi River, the story sparkles with French phrases, New Orleans colloquialisms, and vibrant, comic-book style artwork depicting the city's characters and treasures. Just in case readers can't get eugh NOLA from the story alone, the book also includes a recipe for homemade king cake! Bon appetit!