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"Do you ever wonder where it all comes from and how it is made?"
In Jeanette Weiland’s Red Beans & Rice, children discover the earth to table connection when Magnolia Rose and her friends visit Grandma Bee and Grandpa Pepper’s farm in rural Louisiana. Inspired by the true story of a young girl who did not know that peaches have fuzzy skin and grow on trees. Jeanette Weiland’s Red Beans & Rice is a playful and polite farm visit where kids of cultural diversities discover the earth to table connection. As author of the acclaimed children’s book Beignets for Breakfast, this is Weiland’s second rhyming and vividly illustrated children’s book, and this time she’s teamed with her artist mother, Roberta Van Zandt Loflin for the book’s original watercolor illustrations.
Red Beans & Rice is a lively read, encompassing multiple voices, with illustrative hand drawn typography highlighting the children’s voices. Young readers will enjoy spotting hidden treasures throughout the pages with creatures and critters this delicious region shares as home. And aspiring chefs will appreciate the extras , including a kid friendly red beans and rice recipe from restauranteur Dickie Brennan and a vegan version by Sweet Potato Soul author and blogger, Jenné Claiborne among others.