Petite Rouge A Cajun Red Riding Hood Big Bad Gator Claude will do anything to have a taste of Petite Rougeeven if it means putting on a duck bill flippers and frilly underwear He presents no match for the spunky heroine and her quick t

  • Title: Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood
  • Author: Mike Artell Jim Harris
  • ISBN: 9780803725140
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Big Bad Gator Claude will do anything to have a taste of Petite Rougeeven 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 crBig Bad Gator Claude will do anything to have a taste of Petite Rougeeven 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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    1. Mike Artell Jim Harris

      Mike Artell is a multi award winning author, illustrator, musician and professional speaker Mike has hosted his own television show and has created cartoons for many national publications and greeting card companies Mike s first children s books were published in 1990 and since then, he has written and or illustrated than 40 books Many of Mike s books have won awards Most recently, his book PETITE ROUGE A CAJUN RED RIDING HOOD was named 2009 Read Aloud Book of the Year by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.Over the years, Mike has shared his techniques for thinking, writing and drawing creatively with hundreds of thousands of students and teachers at schools in the U.S Europe and Asia Mike also stays busy as a platform speaker addressing many education, healthcare and association groups Mike lives in Covington, Louisiana with his wife Susan, a retired science teacher and middle school librarian They have two grown daughters and 5 grandchildren.

    743 thoughts on “Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood”

    1. “Mais oui!”, Mike Artell has created a hilariously funny Cajun fairy tale in Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood. The book starts with a brief history of the Cajun people and a short paragraph about Louisiana (his birth place) in the dedication. There is a much needed glossary of terms to help the reader since the book is written in what I assume is the authentic dialect of the region. The protagonist in the story is Petite Rouge Riding Hood who happens to be a duck! What else would you ha [...]


    2. FolkloreArtell, Mike and Jim Harris. Petite Rouge A Cajun Red Riding Hood. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2001.This book gives a brief history of the Cajun people and a glossary of cajun terms. The story is a variation of Red Riding Hood with an alligator as the “wolf” and a duck as “Petit Rouge”. The setting takes place in a swamp/bayou and Petit Rouge is delivering cajun food to her grandmother (gumbo and boudin). In the end, Petit Rouge and her cat, TeJean, outsmart the allig [...]


    3. Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood by Mike Artell and illustrated by Jim Harris is such a fun book! First of all it is a remake of the infamous story of Little Red Riding Hood retold as a Cajun story. The book is written in rhyme which makes reading a lot of fun. In addition to rhyming the book is written with a distinct "Cajun" voice. Reading with a Cajun accent can be challenging, but kids and adults will enjoy doing the voice. One thing I love about the book is that at the beginning the au [...]


    4. "In a little ol' house dat been built outta wood, live a girl people call Petite Rouge Riding Hood." So starts the story of Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood by Mike Artell with beautiful yet fun pictures by Jim Harris. This is the Cajun version of Little Red Riding Hood, who takes the form of a female duck who is attempting to visit her sick grandmother. In order to do so she has to travel through the swamps and stear clear of Claude, "dat ol' gator." The plot is very similar to the origina [...]


    5. This was definately my favorite retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. It is written in a Cajun accent that rhymes. There is a glossary at the beginning of the book to help with the meaning and pronunciation of several of the words. Petite Rouge Riding Hood is a goose wearing a red cape that will take a basket of food to her grand-mere that is sick. On the way she takes a boat across the swamp and runs into a gator. The gator wants her food, but Petite Rouge is brave and says, "An' I got me dis po [...]


    6. I just bought and read this book aloud for my 7-year-old niece and we really enjoyed it. I found the retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood" equal parts authentic and refreshing. Petite Rouge is presented as a bit more resourceful and self-reliant than the traditional character -- her actions and dialogue are equally funny and admirable. Her sidekick, Tejean, also has a fun role in assisting Rouge in outsmarting Ol' Claude, the big bad gator.My one grievance is that my niece had trouble reading th [...]


    7. Petite Rouge is an adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood. In this fun fractured fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood is replaced with the character of a duck who is trying to go to visit her sick grandmother. The book is set on the Bayou in which the duck has to pass through the swamp of the Bayou and get past Claude the alligator who replaces the character of the wolf in the original tale. This version of the book is very closely aligned to the original plot line of Little Red with the setting, cha [...]


    8. I listened to the audio book of this story, which really made the story feel authentic. Narrator Vernel Bagneris has the creole accent down to an art, and helps put the reader in a bayou, somewhere in the south, where the Big, Bad Wolf is now a mean swamp gator, and Little Red Riding Hood is now known as Petite Rouge, who has her cat TeJean with her for company as she travels to Grand-mere's house. The story has definitely been changed to fit the region it comes from, which made me wish that I c [...]


    9. This cajun version of Little Red Riding Hood provides a funny and clever resolution to a classic tale of caution. Written to be read aloud, this version is a rhymed poem with cajun pronunciation and vocabulary. (Note, reader may want to practice this before trying a read-aloud as listener comprehension is helped by capturing the intonation and rhythm.) The delightful illustrations support the understanding of the text and add to the humor and fun. The protagonist in this version is a feisty youn [...]


    10. I'm not generally a fan of fairy tales, Little Red Riding Hood included. However, for its genre, this is a decent pick. Better than the original story this Cajun version relies on its rhyming verses and a big, bad alligator to add a twist the familiar tale.


    11. I really enjoyed reading Petite Rouge. I found it funny and a welcome break from the typical Little Red Riding Hood story. This story takes place in Cajun Country, Louisiana. Little Red Riding Hood is a duck instead of a girl and the wolf is an alligator. This only makes sense as ducks and alligators are found in Louisiana. The story takes place in the swamps of Louisiana and instead of walking through a forest Petite Rouge is traveling by boat through the swamps. I found the way Artell combined [...]


    12. This book was really great! I read it to second graders while exploring the differences in Little Red Riding Hood books. Being a person from Louisiana, I loved the freshness of this book. It is written in the voice and dialect of a person from the Bayou so it can be a little hard to read for some. But the dialect of the book influenced great reactions and a lot of laughter from my students! It also provided me with the opportunity to explore and explain a different culture to my students (I’m [...]


    13. My kindergartener brought this home from the school library and asked me to read it to him. So of course I said yes, then I realized it's written in dialect, which made it super not-fun to read out loud. I standardized it on the fly because he couldn't understand what the hell I was saying when I read the dialect, but it was awkward bedtime reading to say the least. I don't think he liked it. I gave it an extra star for the cute artwork.


    14. I love this book. The text and illustrations are both wonderful individually, but they work together really well, as well.Petite Rouge is savvier and has more agency than Red Riding Hood does in most versions of the story, and she and her cat TeJean are very capable of taking care of themselves.The accent in the text sounded right to me. I know a lot of people don't like seeing heavy dialect written, but I think it's important for the rhythm and rhyme here.


    15. I LOVE this book.The illustrations are fantastic. My favorite is of the gator after he's eaten the boudin with hot sauce. The ones of Petite Rouge with her mother or with her grand-mere would not look out of place framed in a nursery.The book is written in rhyme and uses Cajun dialect throughout. The author does a great job of translating red riding hood to the Louisiana swamp.


    16. One of my favorite read aloud books of all time! This fractured fairy tale (of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD) has croc instead of wolf and Petite Rouge & Grand-mere are ducks. They trick poor croc into trying hot sauce so he never attempts to attack them again! The pictures are delightful and I rehearse the words many times (Cajun dialect) before sharing with an audience. Pure fun!



    17. The story is a cute twist on Little Red Riding hood, but the dialect is way too difficult for kids. If children are learning to read, this will totally throw them off, and even if it's being read to them, I doubt they will understand what's being said. At the picture book stage, kids really need standard English. A bit of dialect here and there is fine, but this is too much.



    18. Mike Artell's Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood is a multicultural fairy tale picture book told in Louisiana Cajun rhyme of the age old story of Little Red Riding Hood; however, the story is told with a twist in the depiction of its characters and the plot. The story's text, which is done in verse, has a rhythm similar to "The Night before Christmas," which is upbeat and pleasant sounding to the listener's ear. Artell's text and Jim Harris' illustrations work brilliantly together to provide [...]


    19. Petite Rouge Riding Hood needs to bring her grand-mere some gumbo and boudin, traditional Cajun sausage, when she has come "down wit' de flu." Her mama warns her to stay clear of the gators in the swamp as she travels and to take her cat TeJuan with her. Typical to the classic Red Riding Hood story, Petite Rouge meets Claude along the way, an alligator that would like to eat her and the delicious-smelling cajun food she carries for her grand-mere. Claude beats Petite Rouge to grand-mere's house [...]


    20. I found this book in a cute shop on Decatur, during a recent jaunt to New Orleans with my sister. Reminiscent of Cajun Night Before Christmas, which was a holiday favorite here at our home. This story is the clever, Cajun interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood. Jus n case ya don speak like dis, mais, de got a glossary ats da beginning fer you ta learn French-Cajun dialect. FYI:Not all of us from Louisiana speak like this but lots do. Depends on location and pure Cajun roots. There is also a br [...]


    21. This book is cute. Although, the Cajun style of writing gave me a bit of a headache. Maybe though, the book would sound better if read out loud. However, the concept of it was very cute. I met the author of this book, Mike Artell, where he was showing a group of middle and high school students tips on cartooning. Knowing the author always makes me see the book differently when I read it. Although he did not illustrate this particular book, he is a good cartoon artist. My drawings attempts of car [...]


    22. 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 Rouge Riding Hood lived. Petite Rouge was told by her mother to go bring her grandmother gumbo, since her grandmother wasn't feeling well. Her mother told her to take "de pirogue", or the boat, to her grandmother's house and to bring her cat with her since the swamp is full of alligators and isn't to [...]


    23. Petite Rogue: A Cajun Red Riding Hood is the story of Little Red Riding Hood told with animals native to the New Orleans area; ducks and an alligator. The story is told in a Cajun dialect which makes the tale very authentic. At first it is a little hard to catch on, but once I found the glossary to help with pronunciations I was much better. I also enjoyed how the author used different Cajun foods to get the reader more acclimated to the culture. The only question remainingwill the Claude the al [...]


    24. This version of the red riding hood story involves an alligator playing the wolf, red riding hood as a duck and Red's accomplice-a cat named TeJean. The entire story is written in Cajun dialect. It is very funny. There is a glossary in the front explaining words such as "Adieu" and "Boudin". The illustrations are both comical and descriptive. The story takes place in a swamp, the features of the characters are very expressive and there are a lot of fun details in the background: all the portrait [...]


    25. I was a bit afraid that I would butcher the Cajun patois dialect in this story, but I just let myself roll with it and have some fun. (I'm sure I did butcher it, but we enjoyed reading this book together anyway.) The story was entertaining and the illustrations are hilarious. Our girls had fun finding the mouse on each page.We liked this unusual version of the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood and we enjoyed reading more about the history of the Cajun (Acadian) people. I think we would've [...]


    26. Mike Artell takes us to Cajun country in this rendition which features a brave little duck dressed in red who had to bring some gumbo to her ailing grand-mére. What makes this story go over the top is that it is told in hilarious rhyme with Cajun flair – this is one that must be read aloud. Instead of a wolf, Petite Rouge is stopped by Claude the Crocodile who would like Petite Rouge to share some of her tasty goods with him. He can’t sneak up on Granny due to his size, so she runs next doo [...]


    27. Petit Rouge’s grandmother got the flu so her mother told her to take her a Cajun soup and some Cajun sausage so she gets better. She gets on a canoe with TeJean her cat and is instructed to not stop in the swamp because it had alligators. Claude the alligator plans on eating her food and her. He hurries on to her grandmothers house to wait for her, Claude gets into the house and grandmother gets scared and locks herself in the closet. Claude dresses up as her grandmother and laid on the bed. C [...]


    28. LRRH Cajun Style!Oh dialects make me uncomfortable. They just do. The line between unoffensive and just fine can be thin. I think we're good here, though. OK - now that I've said that, let's talk about the actual book:I like this retelling. Artell not only made great choices and changes in the story, he made it funny. The setting, use of a gator, and the hot sauce solution were perfect. Sometimes LRRH gets dangerous or creepy in that "old man, little girl" way. Not at all here. This is just lots [...]


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