(author, storyteller, musician)
June 10, 2010
Webster Parish Library
Johnette Downing is a multi-award winning author, singer, songwriter and musician performing music and presenting books with Louisiana spice for children internationally.
About Why Crawfish Lives in the Mud
One hot and humid day on the bayou back when Crab and Crawfish were still best friends, Crawfish was hungry, and as luck would have it, Crab had just gone fishing. Not only hungry, Crawfish was also lazy. Thinking only about himself-only about his empty belly, Crawfish decided to trick his friend out of his lunch. But Crawfish had taken advantage of Crab's good nature one time too many, and soon he learns about the consequences of cheating his friend. This cute cautionary tale, filled with Johnette Downing's signature Louisiana flavor and fresh collage-style illustrations, includes a glossary of Cajun phrases and crawfish fun facts. (from Johnette Downing: Music and Books for Children) Other books: Chef Creole; My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane; Down in Louisiana; Today is Monday in Louisiana; Today is Monday in Texas.