L11-Mary Utterback's Reviews > Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood

Petite Rouge by Mike Artell
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Jan 29, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 520-traditional-lit

This is a delightful cajun re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood. I loved hoe the setting was in a swamp and the main characters were all animals. The wolf was transformed into a hungry gator. The story is told in a cajun accent and the undoing of the gator is hot sauce. The illustrations are wonderful and add so much to the telling of the story. Because of the ryming and the accent throughout, I think this would make a excellent read aloud. I can't wait to share this with my primary classes.

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Margaret I also enjoyed this version of Little Red Riding Hood. The cajun accent was funny and I enjoyed the parts that deviated from the original like the gator and the hot sauce. It was also funny when they napped after eating the goodies that Petite Rouge brought to Grandmere and the gator being afraid of people. The illustrations do really capture the essence of the story. This was my favorite version of Little Red Riding Hood that I read.

L11-Sharri Moses This was my favorite version of Little Red Riding Hood. I read it aloud to my son before bed and he wanted to hear it again and again. I got this book on tape and absolutely loved hearing it read aloud and enjoyed the Cajun accent.

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