Thursday, April 23, 2015

Petite Rouge

Petite Rouge
A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale
Sheila Herbert-Collins
Clotilde Mouton was a little girl who lived in the bayous of southern Louisiana. Everyone called her Petite Rouge because of the little red cloak and bonnet that she was always seen wearing. Her mother asked her to take some etouffee to her sick grandmother. Petite Rouge took a path through the swamp and met an alligator named Taille-Taille. Readers who enjoyed the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood will enjoy the Cajan twist on the story. Bright colorful illustrations fill every page. Numerous Cajan words are used to illustrate the story. Below each paragraph is the definition and pronunciation for the French Cajan words so the reader will be able to properly pronounce the words. The frequent use of the unfamiliar words can make reading the story with any flow difficult. Children will enjoy the illustrations that pair well with the story and will also relish the ending. The book would work well for anyone wanting to learn Cajan French in a fun setting or for a school looking to add to their library.

I received this book free of charge from Children's Lit in exchange for my honest review.

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