Chef Creole

Chef Creole

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by Johnette Downing, Deborah Kadair
     
 

There was a man from New Orleans and his name was Chef Creole. His hair was made of rice, his eyes of red beans, and his feet of beignets. Young readers will delight in this Louisiana picture-book adaptation of the song Aiken Drum.

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There was a man from New Orleans and his name was Chef Creole. His hair was made of rice, his eyes of red beans, and his feet of beignets. Young readers will delight in this Louisiana picture-book adaptation of the song Aiken Drum.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3

Downing adapts familiar songs to showcase the Creole/Cajun lifestyle, in this case "Aiken Drum," and Kadair fashions simple, attractive collages to illustrate the words. Chef Creole has rice for hair, red bean eyes, a nose of okra, and a praline mouth. Each succeeding spread adds another facet to his appearance until the complete figure is revealed-with a Mardi Gras king cake for his body and a ladle for his guitar. Music is included in the back matter. Although there are many books on the unique Cajun/Creole cultures of Louisiana, an illustrated songbook is always welcome for storytimes, especially one with easy collages to copy for potential flannel-board use.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589806177
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
720,173
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 5 Years

Meet the Author

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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Chef Creole 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Love the music - I can play for my class and students can sing along. Nice feature.
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