Come and eat it up! All the lucky children in Texas walk through a week of favorite Lone Star food in this colorful singsong story. On Monday it’s pan de campo, and Tuesday is time for chicken-fried steak. Chili on Wednesday, sweet onions on Thursday, and grapefruit on Friday bring young Texans to a weekend of barbecue and strudel.
Bright collage-style illustrations add a layer of visual fun to this cumulative, rhythmic adaptation of a traditional song. A “word menu” of terms and food facts and a recipe for pan de campo complete this tasty trip through Texas.
About the Author
Johnette Downing is an award-winning, internationally recognized singer/songwriter who performs original children’s music inspired by her Louisiana heritage. Her many accolades include six Parents’ Choice Awards, three iParenting Media Awards, and an Imagination Award, among others. The author of five books with Pelican, she wrote and illustrated My Aunt Came Back from Lousiane and Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud and authored Down in Louisiana, one of her many collaborations with illustrator Deborah Ousley Kadair.
About the Illustrator
Deborah Ousley Kadair received wide acclaim for her first book, There Was an Ol’ Cajun, which was based on the nursery rhyme “There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly.” Trained in the Montessori teaching method, Kadair conducts storytelling and illustration workshops for children. She is the author and illustrator of I Spy in the Texas Sky and Grandma’s Gumbo, and the illustrator of several of Johnette Downing’s books, including Today Is Monday in Louisiana and Chef Creole. She lives in Cedar Park, Texas.
TODAY IS MONDAY IN TEXAS
Traditional Song Adapted by Johnette Downing
Illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Cooking & Food
32 pp. 11 x 8 1/2
15 color illus. Glossary Song Recipe