- Age Range: 5 – 8 years
- Grade Level: 1 – 3
- Release Date: December 15, 2008
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- ISBN: 978-1589806177
Johnette Downing takes “Aiken Drum,” a beloved traditional song, and adapts it into a savory Creole Chef book. Following the familiar pattern of the song, Chef Creole’s hair is made of rice, rice, rice; his eyes are made of red beans, red beans, red beans; and his mouth is made of a praline, praline, praline. With a King Cake body and beignet feet, this Louisiana Chef is good enough to eat! Whimsically illustrated by Deborah Ousley Kadair.