Skip to Main Content

Catfish Kate and the Sweet Swamp Band

Illustrated by Elwood H. Smith

Catfish Kate and her all-girl band liven up the bayou with their rockin’ tunes, but the Skunktail Boys are demanding a little peace and quiet. The boys want to read. The girls want to play. And the swamp’s not big enough for the both of them! Or is it? A rhythmic read-aloud about the power of compromise from bestselling author Sarah Weeks. Catfish Kate is a pure swampy delight, full of sass appeal for crooners, rockers, and readers alike.

Photo Credit:

Sarah Weeks has written many books for children, including If I Were a Lion, Paper Parade, Angel Face, So B. It, and Two eggs, please. She lives in New York City. When Sarah can't get to sleep, she goes through the alphabet in her head, trying to think of people she knew in elementary school whose names begin with each letter.

Elwood Smith's illustrations have appeared regularly in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, and more. He has illustrated numerous books for children, including The Truth about Poo and Gee Whiz: It’s all About Pee by Susan E. Goodman. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York.

More books from this author: Sarah Weeks

More books from this illustrator: Elwood H. Smith