My friend Virginia Howard is an extremely talented illustrator. She did the illustrations for this terrific book, including the cover. King Cake is very important in New Orleans and King Cake parties are held at work, home, parades, whatever. There's a particular season for King Cake. Twelfth Night through Fat Tuesday. Get this book for your kiddie-coos and, if it's King Cake season, there are several bakeries who will ship one out for you. It's a lot of fun. Try it!