My latest book Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud (Pelican Publishing) received a great review in the November Issue, "Read & Spin" column of New Orleans Magazine.
"Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud is an important study of Louisiana's most important crustacean. Yes, it's a story picture book and sure to be a hit with early readers. The tale of trickster Crawfish and hard-working Crab culminates with a valuable moral. Bonus: Mom and Dad could learn a lesson. Bonus No. 2: writer Johnette Downing's illustrations are collage-like and sure to spark some artistic endeavers by budding Romare Beardens."
-Alisha Murphy, Read & Spin, New Orleans Magazine, November 2009