Petite Rouge by Mike Artell
A Cajun Red Riding Hood

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Big Bad Gator Claude will do anything to have a taste of Petite Rouge...even if it means putting on a duck bill, flippers, and frilly underwear. He presents no match for the spunky heroine and her quick-thinking cat TeJean, though, as they use some strong Cajun hot sauce to teach Claude a lesson he will never forget!

The combination of hilarious rhyme and exaggerated art creates a highly original retelling of the classic fairy tale. A pronunciation guide/glossary accompanies a tempting dialect that begs to be read aloud or acted out again and again. This is Little Red Riding Hood as she's never been seen before: Cajun and ducky.


About Mike Artell

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Mike Artell is an award-winning children's book author, illustrator, and television cartoonist. His book Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood won the 2004 Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Award and has been adapted for stage. Each year, Mike speaks to thousands of kids at schools and addresses major business, educational, healthcare, and association conferences where he shares a simple message: a sense of humor is vital to happiness and success. He lives in Covington, Louisiana.Bill Ledger studied Technical illustration and has been a freelance designer since graduating. He won a British animation award for Those Scurvy Rascals for Nickelodeon for his character designs. He lives and works at home south of London with his wife and two children.
Published May 1, 2001 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Artell (Starry Skies) sets his funky, rhyming retelling in the Louisiana swamp, where a young duck named Petite Rouge sets out to bring her ailing Grand-mère a basket filled with bayou fare, including gumbo and boudin (sausage).

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