TODAY IS MONDAY IN TEXAS
By Johnette Downing, illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair; Pelican, $16.99
New Orleans singer/songwriter Downing has adapted another traditional song into the children’s book Today is Monday in Texas.
The lyrical text covers each day of the week and associates it with a favorite food of Texas, from Monday’s pan de campo, or camp bread, to Sunday’s strudel. Kadair returns with more colorful collage illustrations, adding a little whimsy to the words. Extras at the back of the book include a word menu, pan de campo recipe and the song score.