It’s a rarity for a restaurant to publish a children’s book, but being a family-run establishment and a place that encourages families to dine, Brennan’s restaurant took the lead to publish a children’s book that is both playful and educational in its chronicling of 300 years of New Orleans.
A Topsy, Turvy History of New Orleans & Ten Tiny Turtles is Brennan’s restaurant’s first published children’s book, created for the 2018 Tricentennial of New Orleans and surely to become a family favorite and keepsake.
The newly emerged author, Simone Rathlé, and respected illustrator, Tania Lee, have penned this magical tale of Ten Tiny Turtles at Brennan’s, whose lives took a “topsy turvy” path throughout the city’s celebrated 300 years. The heart-warming picture book takes the reader on a journey alongside the turtles through threatening times and festive moments, from the Battle of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina to the first Mardi Gras, “Breakfast at Brennan’s,” and when jazz first erupted in New Orleans.
A Topsy, Turvy History of New Orleans & Ten Tiny Turtles is guaranteed to teach and entertain children from ages 4-12 years old.
The book is published by Hoffman Media and will be available for sale at Brennan’s restaurant beginning February 1, 2018 for $16.95.