"Offers good storytime possibilities." --School Library Journal
"It is easy to hear the tune as you read the playfully energetic story, and the rhythm is almost irresistible."
--New Orleans Times-Picayune
"A delightful gift that entertains and educates."
Johnette Downing's first picture book, Today Is Monday in Louisiana, introduces readers to the unusual and delicious foods of Louisiana. Now, Down in Louisiana showcases the natural environment of the bayous, basins, wetlands, live oaks, marshes, and swamps and the creatures who inhabit them.
Readers are encouraged to participate as active observers as they tour the landscape, counting the number of animals on each page. A mother and her pelican one begin the story, and a mosquito and her little skeeters ten conclude it. In between, readers encounter alligators, Catahoula, nutria, possum, crawfish, and more as they swim, bark, eat, climb, fly, sleep, buzz, and snap.