Singer/songwriter Johnette Downing serves up catchy verses to her fourth installation of taste exploration. The award-winning author tells what lucky children all over the state eat, giving each dish’s significance later in a “word menu.” Did you know that only Kentucky has a tradition of serving Derby-Pie® on Kentucky Derby Day or that it is the only state that offers rolled oysters? A different treat is presented for each day of the week, allowing young readers a seven-day trip for their taste buds.
About the Author
Johnette Downing is an award-winning, internationally recognized singer/songwriter who performs original children’s music. Her many accolades include six Parents’ Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and an Imagination Award. The author of nine books with Pelican, she wrote and illustrated There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane, Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud, and Amazon Alphabet and authored Chef Creole, Down in Louisiana, Today Is Monday in Louisiana, Today Is Monday in Texas, Today Is Monday in New York, and Why the Oyster Has the Pearl. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
About the Illustrator
Deborah Ousley Kadair received wide acclaim for her first book, There Was an Ol’ Cajun, which was based on the nursery rhyme “There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly.” Trained in the Montessori teaching method, Kadair conducts storytelling and illustration workshops for children. She is the author and illustrator of I Spy in the Texas Sky and Grandma’s Gumbo, and the illustrator of several of Johnette Downing’s books, including Today Is Monday in Louisiana and Chef Creole. She lives in Cedar Park, Texas.
TODAY IS MONDAY IN KENTUCKY
Traditional Song Adapted by Johnette Downing
Illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Cooking & Food
32 pp. 11 x 8 1/2
17 color illus. Song Glossary