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Today Is Monday In Louisiana Hardcover – September 30, 2006

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PreSchool-Grade 3–A variation of a Louisiana song with a twist–each day a new food is served as a faceless assortment of children come one by one to the table. Eventually, there are seven, with seven different dishes in front of them, a cat and dog underneath the table waiting for scraps, and a grandmotherly figure overseeing everything. Back matter includes a description of each dish and a recipe for Monday's red beans and rice. The simplicity of Kadair's bold, bright collages fits the text perfectly. The oblong format of this offering, with the words on the left-hand page and the illustration opposite, works well as the table gets pretty crowded at the end. A pleasing addition to Louisiana lore and a fun, light note for a unit on the state.–Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
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"The simplicity of Kadair's bold, bright collages fits the text perfectly. A pleasing addition to Louisiana lore..." -- --School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing (September 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589804066
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589804067
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 11.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Called the "Pied Piper of Louisiana Music Traditions" and the "Musical Ambassador to Children," Johnette Downing is a multi-award winning children's book author and musician who is dedicated to Louisiana roots, cultural exchanges, celebrating childhood and fostering literacy through her programs, music and books. Johnette has received twenty-one awards and has performed in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Central America, North America and the Caribbean. Author of eighteen picture books, two board books and ten children's CD, Johnette's presentations, music and books are a boogie on the bayou for the entire family. Visit her web site for more information about her delightful programs, music, books as well as her tour dates and news at www.johnettedowning.com.

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This is a fun book to read or sing a long to. Sometimes, we play Johnette's CD, From the Gumbo Pot, and turn the pages to the song instead of reading words. My son loves this book and so do the kids in my Pre-K class! It exposes/teaches the children to so many things: great story, collage art as an illustrative tool, Louisiana culture, days of the week, rhythm.... My picky 2 1/2 year old has also become interested in trying some of these foods! So, I love it!
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Just got this book today after seeing Johnette Downing at our library. Her books are great! Illustrations are really neat. The books give you that taste of Louisiana! Great gift for kids!! I also have "Down in Louisiana'!

She is great and her music is too! Wish she would make a DVD, she is AWESOME with the kids!!!
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awesome book! so true about how we eat here in southern louisiana! great pictures and easy for the kids to memorize!
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I bought this book for my son to share with his preschool class in Texas as part of a Mardi Gras celebration. I love that it highlights some of our favorite Louisiana foods, but it's missing something. The first few pages are basically "Today is Monday in Louisiana. Monday red beans." The remaining pages continue with that same formula. The illustrations mirror what you see on the cover. There's no element of surprise, no humor, no rhyme, nothing that made it a frequent repeat read for our family.
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What a WONDERFUL little book! My older grandchildren read it in Kindergarden, and I ordered it in August to give to my youngest granddaughter for Christmas. I've hidden it so well, that now I can't find it. I'm afraid I'm going to have to re-order the darn thing, but it's OK.....ABSOLUTELY worth every single penny!!!!
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This book has just the right length of words and illustrations for it to be comprehensible to beginner ELLs. It has text to match the language experience approach by having students cook one of the recipes. It serves as a model of a diary because of the entries for each day of the week.
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