“Your kids won’t be able to sit still or stop smiling.”
— Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News



How to Dress a Po' Boy

In New Orleans, when you order a po' boy sandwich, you will be asked if you want it "dressed." What does that mean? Find out in this song that goes with Johnette's picture book by the same title.


Reading Rocks


Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh

The New Orleans Pelicans and Audubon Nature Institute are teaming up with multi-award-winning children’s book author Johnette Downing and illustrator Heather Stanley to encourage reading and connect children with the beauty and importance of Louisiana’s wetlands through their book, Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh.


Amazon Alphabet

Based on her book the Amazon Alphabet (Pelican Publishing), award-winning author and musician Johnette Downing invites children of all ages to go wild in the rainforest with dozens of exotic animals in this colorful trek through the Amazon. This A to Z adventure includes fascinating facts about some of the world's most unique creatures, from woolly monkeys and pink dolphins to electric eels, ocelots, black jaguars, and more.