A delightful and delicious tale of cake, candy, and sweets, this mouthwatering daydream takes you to a magical island where every bit is edible! Sprinkled with cupcake flowers and lollipop trees, this is a land where happiness grows. Even in the land of desserts, healthy snacks abound—fruits, veggies, and more! Punny images and lighthearted verse encourage children to invent an original world of fantasy, fancy, and fun! This is the perfect bedtime story to reawaken a child’s imagination and rekindle family reading time.
Rich, dynamic images and playful rhyme serve the reader a dish of fun with a cherry on top! Illustrations create a visual candy land for the eyes by capturing the confectionary details of each sweet treat. The book even includes a scavenger hunt and a recipe for “Easy Breezy Berry Blast.” Yum!
About the Author
Johnette Downing is an award-winning and internationally recognized singer/songwriter. Her many accolades include eight Parents’ Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and four National Parenting Publication Awards. She wrote and/or illustrated There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud, How to Dress a Po’ Boy, Why the Oyster Has the Pearl, Why the Possum Has a Large Grin, and other Pelican titles. Downing lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.The idea for the book came from a conversation about favorite foods. In reply, Downing said that if she was marooned on a “dessert” island, she would wish for popcorn. Her slip of the tongue has led to this sweet reward!
About the Illustrator
Christina Wald specializes in illustration and toy, giftware, and product design. Some of her clients include Scholastic and Hasbro, Inc. Wald graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning with a BS in industrial design. She is the illustrator of Pelican’s Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer and Why the Possum Has a Large Grin. Wald lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
MACAROONED ON A DESSERT ISLAND
By Johnette Downing
Illustrated By Christina Wald
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3