Gold/Honors Award Winner
National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products
The Big Read 2010
Recommended Reading List for the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
Based on a popular song adapted by the multi-award-winning New Orleans singer-songwriter Johnette Downing, Today Is Monday in Louisiana rhythmically takes readers through a culinary calendar, describing a Louisiana meal a day. Now adapted to board book format for tiny hands, each page presents collaged images of yummy foods. On Monday there are red beans to eat and on Tuesday, po’ boys. On Wednesday gumbo is served, and on it goes, each day bringing another unique and tasty Louisiana dish to share.
About the Author
Johnette Downing is an internationally recognized singer and songwriter. Her numerous accolades include eight Parents’ Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and four National Parenting Publication Awards.
About the Illustrator
Deborah Kadair Thomas organizes storytelling and illustration workshops for children. She uses her experiences as an educator to create imaginative illustrations that appeal to the interests of young audiences.