Each day of the week focuses on a different Louisiana food. The collage illustrations by Deborah Kadair are great, because they are simple, yet abstract. This book is a great teaching tool for the days of the week, Louisiana culture, cooking, and unique Cajun/Louisiana cuisine. This book may not be the best choice though for teaching healthy eating! :)
|This book can be purchased from Johnette Downing's website store for $16.99.|
For all you teachers/librarians out there, check out Johnette Downing's website and free book activities here. She has great teaching resources and printables available for this book and others.
Below is the video of the song sung by Johnette Downing along with the book's illustrations. Disclaimer: Don't watch if you are hungry...you will become even hungrier!
For all those Texans, New Yorkers, and Kentuckians (?), Johnette Downing has versions of the book for ya'll too, except the culinary calendars are probably not as delicious! :)
Tiny's Oyster Pearl of Wisdom (OPW) is to explore books that highlight local heritage, customs, and cuisine. Both adult and children's books can be eye opening and teach you something new and interesting about your local culture, for we are constantly shaping and changing our communities A New Orleans book I look forward to reading next is Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal, and the Music of New Orleans by local author and Times-Picayune columnist Keith Spera. The book focuses on post-Katrina New Orleans through the lives of local, iconic musicians, including Fats Domino, Aaron Neville, and Allen Toussaint. I will let ya'll know more about the book after I read it!
|Read a detailed description of the book and/or purchase it through Octavia Books.|
What are some great local literature titles for adults or children that you are reading?
I love recommendations!Now that I made everyone hungry for Louisiana cuisine...Bon Appetit! :)
The Tiny Librarian