From the Gumbo Pot
Johnette Downing is a five-time Parents' Choice Award, a four-time National Parenting Publications Award, a two-time Parents' Guide Award, a three-time iParenting Media Award, a Family Choice Award, a Family Review Center Award and an Imagination Award winning author, singer and songwriter performing original music and books with Louisiana spice for children internationally. She was selected by Gambit Magazine as one of '40 Under 40,' and by New Orleans Magazine as one of '30 People To Watch in 2000.' Her music has received rave reviews on Grammy.com, on ABC World News and in Family Fun Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Parents Magazine, Publishers' Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist, Nick, Jr. Magazine, Cookie Magazine, Washington Post, Big Apple Parent, Early Childhood News, The Los Angeles Times and New Orleans Magazine to name a few. Here is what Lynne Heffley of the Los Angeles Times said about Johnette's 1999 Silver Honors Parents' Choice Award winning CD 'From The Gumbo Pot' -- 'The yummy ingredients in this rich musical gumbo include the spicy Louisiana lilt in Johnette Downing's voice, and irresistible Cajun and Creole rhythms in playfully evocative songs about 'gators, 'skeeters, crawfish, a stroll by the bayou, a boppin' kitchen band and a werewolf named Loup Garou.'