Lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and pickles—what makes this sandwich so special? Why, it’s a Po’ boy, of course! Made Louisiana-style with Blue Plate®
Mayonnaise, Creole tomatoes straight from the vine, hot sauce, and some delicious roast beef debris on crusty Louisiana French Bread, it is all delightfully served up in bright paper-collage illustrations. Talented children’s author and musician Johnette Downing takes readers step by step to create the classic New Orleans sandwich, adding a heaping dash of humor with every bite.
It takes a lot of skill to put together the perfect Louisiana-style po’ boy, and Downing’s catchy rhymes dance along the pages to explain the process with ease. She introduces such intriguing phrases as “dressed” and “lagniappe” all while filling the pages with colorful visual imagery. The book includes a brief history of the ubiquitous Louisiana sandwich and a word menu sure to make any reader’s mouth water. This book is a tasty read for even the youngest child.
About the Author/Illustrator
Johnette Downing is an award-winning, internationally recognized singer and songwriter. Her many accolades include six Parents’ Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, four National Parenting Publication Awards, and a Family Review Center Award. She has written numerous poems, articles, and children’s books with a focus on Louisiana culture. Her many titles include 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, for all of which she also provided colorful paper-collage illustrations. She is author of Chef Creole, Down in Louisiana, Why the Oyster Has the Pearl, Why the Possum Has a Large Grin, Today Is Monday in Louisiana, Today Is Monday in Texas, Today Is Monday in New York, and Today Is Monday in Kentucky. Downing lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
HOW TO DRESS A PO’BOY
Written and Illustrated by Johnette Downing
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Cooking & Food
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus. Glossary Song