“Johnette Downing has done it again! This is a perfect book to read to (and sing with!
) children, whether they are in your house or at school.”
—Nancy Silber, elementary music teacher, the Dalton School
“A delightful evocation of some of New York State’s most beloved foods. Guaranteed to make your stomach rumble as you read along.”
—Louis Alvarez, independent filmmaker, the Center for New American Media
On Monday, it’s apples, and Tuesday is pastrami. This catchy walk through a week of yummy New York fare introduces children to the favorite foods of the Empire State. With bright collage illustrations and infectious singsong lyrics, this playful adaptation of a traditional song features such goodies as Buffalo wings, hot dogs, pizza, and cheesecake. A “Word Menu” at the end of the book, along with tips and trivia about the great state of New York, round out this toothsome trip through a week’s worth of tasty eats. Come and eat it up!
About the Author
Johnette Downing is an award-winning, internationally recognized singer/songwriter who performs original children’s music. Her many accolades include six Parents’ Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and an Imagination Award. The author of nine books with Pelican, she wrote and illustrated There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane, and Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud and authored Chef Creole, Down in Louisiana, Today Is Monday in Louisiana, Today Is Monday in Texas, and Today Is Monday in New York. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
About the Illustrator
Critically acclaimed author and illustrator Deborah Ousley Kadair was trained in the Montessori teaching method and conducts storytelling and illustration workshops for children. A regular collaborator with Johnette Downing, Kadair has also written and illustrated Grandma’s Gumbo, I Spy in the Texas Sky, and There Was an Ol’ Cajun. She lives in Cedar Park, Texas.
TODAY IS MONDAY IN NEW YORK
Traditional Song Adapted by Johnette Downing
Illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Cooking & Food
32 pp. 11 x 8 1/2
17 color illus.