Search Results: "Johnette Downing"


BOOK REVIEW

WHY THE CRAWFISH LIVES IN THE MUD by Johnette Downing
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Skip the pictures. (Crawfish Fun Facts) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this original pourquoi tale, hungry Crawfish spies the fish that Crab has just caught for his dinner. Read full book review >

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MY AUNT CAME BACK FROM LOUISIANE by Johnette Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The 'Word Map'—a description of the places referenced in the text and instructions on how to pronounce them—and the sheet music are useful additions. (Picture book/folk song. 3-6)"
Acclaimed children's musician Downing adapts and illustrates the traditional folk song "My Aunt Came Back," giving it her signature Louisiana twist. Read full book review >

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MUMBO JUMBO, STAY OUT OF THE GUMBO by Johnette Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"'I root for the chicken!' writes Downing. Readers with good eyesight, even carnivorous ones, will too. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
It's Fat Tuesday, and the bubbling gumbo needs some meat! Or does it? Read full book review >

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WHY THE POSSUM HAS A LARGE GRIN by Johnette Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Nothing to smile about. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Possum convinces hungry Deer to bang his head into a tree full of ripe persimmons, a sight that amuses the trickster so much that his grin sticks forever. Read full book review >

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TODAY IS MONDAY IN LOUISIANA by Johnette Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

In this adaptation of a popular song, internationally-acclaimed children's musician Downing introduces a signature Louisiana food for each day of the week, from red beans on Monday to beignets on Sunday. Read full book review >

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TODAY IS MONDAY IN NEW YORK by Johnette Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Information on the history of the foods mentioned and other New York foods associated with the city (also all European) are listed at the end. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The edibles of New York City receive a spiritless presentation in this adaptation of a traditional song. Read full book review >

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LEONARDO’S HAND by Wick Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"So to speak. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Downing constructs his children's-book debut around an odd, but riveting, premise: a young Colorado orphan finds fame, fortune, and a loving family thanks to a helping hand—literally—from Leonardo da Vinci. Read full book review >

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NO HUGS TILL SATURDAY by Julie Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2008

"Grown-up readers will just have to hope that their own little ones don't get any ideas. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Felix and Mama have some very special hugs they share: soft snuggles, super squeezes and monster mashes. Read full book review >

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ONE MAN'S FLAG by David Downing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The book builds in interest and intensity as, bolstered by nuanced historical color, the protagonists grow in complexity."
Against the backdrop of the first world war, a master spy's reunion with an old flame threatens to burn him to a crisp. Read full book review >

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LOOK, LOOK! by Sue Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"With its companion, this British import offers an unusually pleasing tactile experience and subtle, lovely graphics. (Board book. 6 mos.-1)"
An unusual binding and stylish graphics distinguish this book for infants. Read full book review >