Jack's dream is to have a band. Not just any band, a band filled with his bayou neighbors including his new friend, Remy the raccoon. Jack tap-tap-taps his paws as he imagines the music He can already hear the chank-a-chank of a rubboard and the thump-thump-thump of the drums. Forming a band that includes an alligator, a snake, some turtles, a bullfrog, and a possum isn't always easy First they will have to overcome their distrust of their fellow creatures and learn to work together. When some poachers invade their home and try to capture their friends, the band must come up with a plan. With a little perseverance and creativity, they create music that turns enemies into friends and unites all the residents of the bayou in this charming tale for emerging readers. The clever use of onomatopoeia allows little ones to sound out words as they read along in this musical tale with a Louisiana sound.
About the Author
Joani Lacy is a singer/songwriter who lives with her husband in Cincinnati, Ohio, where together they perform in the musical group Robin Lacy & DeZydeco. She is also the author of four novels, including the Hollister House Trilogy and Sorry's Run, as well as a collection of poetry and short stories. You can find out more about Joani at www.joanilacy.com or on Facbook.
After receiving art and education degrees at Bowling Green State University, Debbi Kern moved to the Cincinnati area and taught art for thirty fun-filled and rewarding years. Now retired, Debbi has illustrated for the Aronoff Center and Center and the American Bear Association. Debbi is the illustrator of six children's books, all centered around animals. For information on Debbi, visit her website: penandinkbydhkern.com.