Chef Creole
Johnette Downing
Pelican Publishing (2008)
ISBN 9781589806177
Reviewed by Grayce Richardson (age 5) for Reader Views (4/09) 

 

“Chef Creole is a cook man. Oooh, boudin! I liked his nose. I want some of those ingredients and I liked it when they said his name is Chef Creole, Creole, Creole. I think I would add to this book pickles for his cheeks. He’s missing ears.”

Parent’s Note:
Grayce really enjoyed the repetition in this book and the idea of ingredients making the Chef’s face. It’s nicely written with a New Orlean’s flavor and feel. At the end, I might suggest adding a recipe from the Chef’s kitchen that a child could make. Overall, “Chef Creole” by Johnette Downing is a fun book and one Grayce likes to read.

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