Caribbean soca artist, Nailah Blackman, invites you to shimmy, fête, and spread the joy of Carnival with Lah Lah and her grandfather in this vibrant and heartwarming story set in Trinidad & Tobago! Perfect baby shower or birthday gift for soca fans!Come on, Come on Carnival is waiting!
It’s Carnival morning, and Lah Lah is awake bright and early, ready to take part in the festivities of the day. Join Lah Lah and her papa as they dance through the streets of Trinidad and Tobago, cheer on the King and Queen of the Carnival parade, and end with a grand performance onstage!
A moving and lyrical tribute to Nailah Blackman’s grandpa Ras Shorty I, the creator of soca music, which blends African and East Indian rhythms, Love, Lah Lah
thrums with the colors and the beat of Carnival.
January 9, 2024
Preschool - 3
Lexile: AD400L | Fountas/Pinnell: K
Nailah Blackman is a singer who grew up in South Trinidad, where music and love for her culture flowed through her veins. The granddaughter of the legendary Ras Shorty I, creator of Soca music, and the daughter of musician, actress, and designer Abbi Blackman, Nailah is Caribbean music royalty.
Jade Orlando was born on an army base in North Carolina and grew up in a tiny Michigan town. After a childhood spent drawing dragons and cat ladies, she traveled to SCAD Savannah to get a BFA in illustration. Jade worked as a children’s apparel artist before switching to freelance full-time. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, greyhound, and four cats. When she’s not drawing, she can usually be found curled up with her cats and a really good book.
★ "A lyrical and loving
tribute to family and Trinidadian culture." —School Library Journal
, starred review
"A celebratory volume that dances to its own vibrant
beat." —Publishers Weekly