"Do you ever wonder where it all comes from and how it is made?"
Red Beans & Rice is a playful and polite lesson about farm to table. When Magnolia Rose and her friends visit Grandma Bee and Grandpa Pepper’s farm in rural Louisiana, the children discover their outdoor playgrounds are the source of the flavorful ingredients used to make favorite Louisiana dishes: Red Beans & Rice, Strawberry Shortcake, Seafood Po-Boys, Pecan Pralines, and more. This is Jeanette Weiland's second published children's book, and the first time she’s teamed up with her artist mother, Roberta Van Zandt Loflin, whose original watercolor illustrations are featured in the book.
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 recipe for red beans and rice from restauranteur Dickie Brennan and a vegan version by Sweet Potato Soul author and blogger, Jenné Claiborne among others.
A 10” x 10” hardcover picture book with a protective scuff-resistant book jacket features magical watercolor paintings by artist Roberta Van Zandt Loflin. Local New Orleans author Jeannette Weiland collaborates with her mother, Roberta, to bring you this lively, rhyming children's book with vivid illustrations.