Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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.

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Review: Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood

User Review  - Rll50214_rachelschwartz - Goodreads

Petite Rouge was a story written by Mike Artell, and Illustrated by Jim Harris. This story is a Cajun version of Little Red Riding Hood. The story takes place in "de swamp" where a girl named Petite ... Read full review

Review: Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood

User Review  - Gretchen - Goodreads

Beautifully illustrated retelling of the little red riding hood story, set in the bayou. I love the way it's written, in an exaggerated form of the Cajun dialect, with a rhythmic rhyme scheme that ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Mike Artell is the author and illustrator of several books for children, parents, and teachers covering such varied topics as young authorship, parties, outer space, bloodsucking bugs, and weather. His works also include joke books, riddle books, tongue twister books, and several cartooning books. Mike s children s picture book, Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood, was chosen the 2004 Louisiana Young Reader s Choice book by the schoolchildren of Louisiana. Among its other awards, Petite Rouge was ranked fifth among the Top 76 books for 2001 by the American Bookseller s Association, was named an Honor Book by Storytelling World Magazine, and was recognized as a Notable Children s Trade Book by the National Society for the Social Studies & the Children s Book Council. Mike has hosted his own television cartooning show and travels the country each year visiting schools and sharing his techniques for thinking, writing, and drawing more creatively with students and teachers. Visit to see when and where Mike is presenting!

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