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.
Mike Artell is an award-winning children’s book author, illustrator and television cartoonist. Mike’s books include nationally recognized lift-the-flap board books for small children and non-fiction books for older children. Mike has also written and illustrated teacher and parent resource books on subjects as diverse as ecology, parties, drawing and young authorship. In addition to his work as an author and illustrator, Mike also has extensive experience as: - A musician who plays guitar, bass, keyboard and blues harmonica.<br>- A storyteller who regularly performs original poems and tales.<br>- A newspaper editorial cartoonist.<br>- A magazine and greeting card writer and cartoonist.<br>- A keynote speaker for major educational conferences.<br>- A marketing consultant/board member for several high technology companies.<br>- The host of his own television cartooning show.