Grandma's Gumbo

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"Just the thing to make it yumbo,
All a part of Grandma's gumbo."

In this delightful rhyming story, authentic Louisiana ingredients--like shrimp, oysters, bell peppers, and okra--all find their way into Grandma's big black pot. With the addition of some hot sauce and a dash of filé, this traditional Creole dish is ready--to be enjoyed by all!

Like Deborah Ousley Kadair's first book, There Was an Ol' Cajun, Grandma's Gumbo features simple ...

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Overview

"Just the thing to make it yumbo,
All a part of Grandma's gumbo."

In this delightful rhyming story, authentic Louisiana ingredients--like shrimp, oysters, bell peppers, and okra--all find their way into Grandma's big black pot. With the addition of some hot sauce and a dash of filé, this traditional Creole dish is ready--to be enjoyed by all!

Like Deborah Ousley Kadair's first book, There Was an Ol' Cajun, Grandma's Gumbo features simple collage-style illustrations and an infectious poetic rhythm that will enchant readers of all ages. There is even a recipe for gumbo, just like Grandma's, that readers can make at home.

Author and illustrator Deborah Ousley Kadair received wide acclaim for her first book, There Was an Ol' Cajun, which was based on the classic nursery rhyme There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly. In order to write Grandma's Gumbo, she drew on her own family's Cajun heritage. She is the illustrator for Today Is Monday in Louisiana, written by her friend, Louisiana singer/songwriter Johnette Downing. Trained in the Montessori teaching method, Mrs. Kadair also conducts storytelling and illustration workshops for children. A native of Louisiana, she lives in Cedar Park, Texas.

Praise for There Was an Ol' Cajun:

"Fine, humorous version of an extremely popular tale."
--School Library Journal

"Kadair offers up a story of wily humor that begs to be read."
--Publishers Weekly

"This is a vibrant, charming children's book."
--Midwest Book Review

Rhyming text describes the ingredients that go into Grandma's gumbo. Includes a recipe for Louisiana gumbo.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Kadair introduces children to her family recipe for a Creole culinary classic through a grandmother and three children who cook up a pot of gumbo. The stylized, naive collage illustrations, similar to the artist's work in There Was an Ol' Cajun (Pelican, 2002), are just as simple and effective. Unfortunately, the text does not have quite the same charm and flow as the first book. While most of the couplets roll off the tongue easily, some of them work a little too hard to complete the rhyme. Ultimately, the verses sacrifice rhythm and use vocabulary that seems somewhat out of place. However, the catchy refrain, "Just the thing to make it yumbo,/All a part of Grandma's gumbo," will be a surefire hook for young listeners who love to join in on the story. Although lacking the cultural flavor of Kadair's tale, Candace Fleming's Gator Gumbo (Farrar, 2004) is an enjoyable morality story that would make a good companion piece. Despite its flaws, Grandma's Gumbo is a tasty treat.-Sean George, Memphis-Shelby County Public Library & Information Center, Memphis, TN Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589801332
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 652,933
  • Age range: 2 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

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

Deborah Ousley Kadair was trained in the Montessori teaching method and conducts storytelling and illustration workshops for children. She is a talented illustrator of several books with Pelican, including the Today Is Monday Series, Chef Creole, Down in Louisiana, and Grandma's Gumbo, all by author Johnette Downing. Kadair also has written and illustrated her own collection of books, including I Spy in the Louisiana Sky, I Spy in the Texas Sky, and There Was an Ol' Cajun. Kadair lives in Cedar Park, Texas.

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