Tuesday, October 6, 2009

NWI Parent picks Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud as a "Kids Pick"



Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud
by Johnette Downing (Pelican Publishing, $15.95)

Author Johnette Downing does double duty for this clever story about what happens one very hot and humid day on the bayou to a hungry and lazy crawfish. With the author providing her own clever illustrations, as the story unfolds, there’s also a generous seasoning of Cajun phrases and fun crawfish facts. Filled with lessons to be learned and other fun characters like a dedicated crab, this book is swimming with fun for young readers. It’s available in stores or at pelicanpub.com.

-Philip Potempa,

NWI Parent, Northwest Times of Indiana

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