Today Is Monday in Kentucky

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9781455615339: Today Is Monday in Kentucky

A taste of Kentucky through singsong repetition. Singer/songwriter Johnette Downing serves up catchy verses to her fourth installation of taste exploration. The award-winning author tells what lucky children all over the state eat, giving each dish's significance later in a "word menu." Did you know that only Kentucky has a tradition of serving Derby Pie on Kentucky Derby Day or that it is the only state that offers Rolled Oysters? A different treat is presented for each day of the week, allowing young readers a seven-day trip for their taste buds.

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A sing-song representation of Kentucky culture starts on Monday with burgoo and ends with Sunday's spoon bread. Celebrated singer, songwriter, and author Johnette Downing introduces children to seven days of classic Kentucky fare. Lucky children also feast on culinary history with a word menu that explains each dish's significance to the state. Bright collage-style illustrations accompany this playful adaptation of a traditional song.

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 ten books with Pelican, she wrote and illustrated My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, Amazon Alphabet, and Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud and authored Why the Oyster Has the Pearl and Down in Louisiana, one of her many collaborations with illustrator Deborah Ousley Kadair.

Deborah Ousley Kadair received wide acclaim for her first book, There Was an Ol' Cajun, which is 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 Louisiana Sky, 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, Today Is Monday in Texas, and Today Is Monday in New York.

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Johnette Downing is an award-winning and internationally recognized singer and songwriter. Her many accolades include eight Parents’ Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and five National Parenting Publication Awards. She wrote and/or illustrated There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud, How to Dress a Po’ Boy, Why the Oyster Has the Pearl, Why the Possum Has a Large Grin, Macarooned on a Dessert Island, The Fifolet, and other Pelican titles. Downing lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Deborah Ousley Kadair trained in the Montessori teaching method, Kadair also conducts storytelling and illustration workshops for children. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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