By Gaylia Taylor
Illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson
Dad buys himself a colorful West African dashiki, but thanks to some hot water and the washing machine, the dashiki quickly becomes his son’s shirt.
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About the Creators
was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a retired Reading Recovery® teacher who is pursuing a full-time career writing children’s books. She is the author of Bebop Books’ Family Picnic, The Dashiki, and First Day at School. LEE & LOW's George Crum and the Saratoga Chip was her first picture book. When she isn’t writing, Gaylia loves to travel. Taylor lives in Norfolk, Virginia, with her husband.
was born in Columbus, Ohio. She earned her BFA from Columbus College of Arts and Design and currently works as a full-time illustrator. To illustrate this book she did research on dashikis and patterns found in African cloth. In her free time, Cathy enjoys studying languages and cooking exotic foods. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her son and their pet hedgehog named Spike.