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Catfish Cookies

Fundraiser: Barbara Higgins-Dover's Catfish Cookies

Childhood Lessons of Perseverance, Determination and Believing in Oneself

Catfish Cookies
is the first in a series of such works. It is beautifully illustrated using original watercolor paintings. Among other things, the book includes a piece about making peanut butter cookies with catfish rennet. Readers will also find an underwater short story about a young blue cat, a pair of channel cat bullies, and a royal flathead.  
While Catfish Cookies is general enough to be any river in the Midwest, the Kansas (Kaw) River below Bowersock Dam sets the scene. This area has a rich fishing history yet is also a place people often associate with river pollution.
From the Raven Bookstore: Catfish Cookies “relates little known local history about fishermen on the Kaw River and it's good for little ones who like to help make cookies and then, of course, eat them.”
From Oread Books: “This book is full of fascinating information about the natural and historical aspects of the river and is an accessible springboard for discussion of river pollution.”
Lawrence Journal World: “The book incorporates historical and geological aspects of the river and the dam, biological details of the fish used in the story and others native to the river.”
From Laura Calwell, Kansas Riverkeeper for Friends of the Kaw: Catfish Cookies is a delightful tale that focuses on one’s self esteem as well as aquatic life and fishing history of the Kaw River. Lots of information packed into an easy to read book for children of all ages. 
Catfish Cookies can be ordered for $7.50 by sending an email to the author at  Please let the author know that you heard about the book from Friends of the Kaw as a small portion of the purchase price will be donated to back to us to support preservation and protection of the Kaw.
For more information about Barbara Higgins-Dover and her company, Listen and Learn Educational Services click here.