Monday, March 28, 2011

Children's Book Council Features AMAZON ALPHABET!!

The Children's Book Council features my AMAZON ALPHABET book under their Go Green section of their website this month. See the review here:!%20(Off%20Website)/book/406

Amazon Alphabet by Johnette Downing

Award-winning author and musician Johnette Downing invites children of all ages to go wild in the rainforest with dozens of exotic animals in this colorful trek through the Amazon. This A to Z adventure includes fascinating facts about some of the world’s most unique creatures, from woolly monkeys and pink dolphins to electric eels, ocelots, jaguars, and more. A special list of facts about the rainforest and its conservation complete this exotic escapade.

Ages: 2-7
Illustrated by: Johnette Downing
ISBN: 9781589808799
Price: $16.99
Published By Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Baby's First Book Signing

Scott Campbell of Pelican Publishing
with his daughter Talluah at her first book signing!
Thanks to Marcie and Scott for sharing just one of your many joyful firsts with me at my THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED SOME BUGS Book Bash at Maple Street Book Shop in New Orleans!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Reader Views, Reviews by Kids for Kids

Reader Views, Reviews by Kids for Kids

Amazon Alphabet by Johnette Downing
Pelican Publishing (2011)
ISBN 9781589808799

Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 6) and Mom for Reader Views (3/11)

Cayden‟s comments:

“I really liked this book a lot! It is a book about things in the Amazon. I didn‟t know where that was but we looked it up on a map. The Amazon River goes through South America.
For every letter in the alphabet there is something that lives there. A lot of the animals I didn‟t know until now. I liked the katydids. It said that they sing a song that sounds like „Katy did; Katy didn‟t.‟ I have never heard them before but we found it on the computer and listened to them on there.
I liked trying to find the letters that were hidden on every page. That was a lot of fun. The pictures in this book are awesome! They are made from cut-up pieces of paper. I even made one page out of the book by myself, the piranha page. I cut out colored papers like in the picture and glued it on a piece of paper and it looks like the picture in the book. I might try to do more of them too.”

Parent‟s comments:

We loved this highly educational book about the Amazon! There was so much great information about the different animals presented and we learned a lot. The unique collage illustrations were so much fun and my son has had a blast trying to recreate them. We highly recommend “Amazon Alphabet!”

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 2011 Tour Dates

March 1-8, North Carolina
March 10, School show
March 11 at 11:00, Concert, Family Friendly Fridays Concert Series, National Jazz Park Visitors Center, 916 N St. Peter, New Orleans, LA
March 11 at 12:00-1:00, Book Signing, Tisket A Tasket Book Shop, Decatur, New Orleans, LA
March 14, School show
March 15, Two school shows
March 16 at 2:30, Educator Workshop, TESOL Conference, New Orleans, LA
March 17 at 7:30, Breakfast Session, TESOL Conference, New Orleans, LA
March 18 at 10:00, Featured Speaker, TESOL Conference, New Orleans, LA
March, Educator Workshop Tour, Astana, Kazakhstan - Postponed
March 21, School show
March 22, School Show
March 23, School show
March 25, School show

Mailbox - Letters from Fans


THANK YOU for being a part of our Extravaganza once again. As usual, you received wonderful reviews by the children and teachers alike. I have gotten so many comments from kids parents who went home and told them all about you and your songs with huge smiles on their faces.

-Jill Purser, Opelousas Catholic School