A rhyming board book celebrating the flavors of Louisiana!
Shrimp, oysters, bell peppers, okra—mmm! Grandma stirs up these and other authentic Louisiana ingredients to create a special Southern dish. Add generous portions of rice and onions, then top it off with plenty of hot sauce and a dash of filé, and you’ve got yourself a traditional Creole gumbo that’ll make you go “yumbo”!
This delightful rhyming story features bold, colorful collage-style illustrations surrounded by a charming and infectious poetic rhythm. Readers will be enchanted as Grandma adds more and more items to her big black pot. Every ingredient plays an important part in the formation of this delicious dish, making it the tastiest treat this side of the Mississippi. This board book version of the classic picture book is just right for the littlest hands!
About the Author/Illustrator
Author and illustrator Deborah Kadair Thomas resurrects the funky spirits of the Crescent City by crafting distinctive cut-paper collages, an illustration technique she has used in many of her popular books. She has lived all over the South and earned her bachelor of arts at Louisiana State University. For more than 20 years, Thomas has worked with young students in the classroom in both traditional and Montessori settings. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Written and illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair Thomas
10 pp. 6 x 6 10 illus.
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting
Ages 0-5 Grade: Pre-K