Synopses & Reviews
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.
In this Cajun version of "Little Red Riding Hood", the big bad gator is no match for a sharp young girl and her quick-thinking cat. Full-color illustrations.
While Roja picks flowers on the way to her grandma's, a mean wolf sneaks away with her cape to surprise Abuelita
. But Grandma's no fool and Roja's no ordinary chica.
They send that hungry lobo
packing with a caliente
This sassy retelling of Little Red Riding Hood has accessible Spanish rhymes and fresh illustrations, with hip cultural details throughout.
About the Author
Susan Middleton Elya's (susanelya.com) books have been described as "Perfect for bilingual classes stretching their English wings and a charming way to introduce Spanish to English speakers." She lives in Danville, California.
Susan Guevara (susanguevara.com) won the Pura Belpre Award for Illustration for her work in Chato's Kitchen and Chato and the Party Animals. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.