Grandma's Gumbo


Grandma stirs up a pot of gumbo with all kinds of yummy ingredients, from rice and onions to peppers and shrimp.

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

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Grandma stirs up a pot of gumbo with all kinds of yummy ingredients, from rice and onions to peppers and shrimp.

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: 705,094
  • 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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