Pelican Publishing (2008)
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.”
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.