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Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, and recording artist. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events. The author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mama's Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate, de Las Casas lives with her family in the New Orleans area. She often wishes that she had a chicken to take care of the rascally roaches that sneak into her house.
Marita Gentry is a professional artist whose artwork is displayed in galleries throughout Louisiana. Her vivid illustrations have earned her numerous awards and commissions. An accomplished teacher, she is involved in several artist-in-residence programs each year to help schools enliven their walls with murals. This is Gentry's sixth picture book with Dianne de Las Casas. Their collaborations include Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear!, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, There's a Dragon in the Library, and Dinosaur Mardi Gras. She loves a good party, but not when roaches are dancing on the dishes! Gentry lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Posted November 29, 2009
As difficult as it may be to believe, chickens and cockroaches once lived in peaceful coexistence. In fact, in the case of Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, the two were the very best of friends, even sharing a home together. Things started to go sour, though, when Monsieur Roach - one of the laziest bugs around - began faking like he was sick in order to avoid going out with Madame Poulet in order to forage for their food. While she's away, Monsieur Roach invites all his cockroach friends over, and everyone has the time of their lives - that is, until Madame Poulet comes home early and learns of her friend's deception, the results of which leave Monsieur Roach wishing he really were sick after all...
Madame Poulet And Monsieur Roach is a thoroughly enjoyable, entertaining read. Accompanied by rich illustrations, author Diane de Las Casas' retelling of an authentic Louisiana folk tale is brought to vivid life in the pages of a brief but impressive narrative. With a genuine vivacity that leaps off the page, Madame Poulet And Monsieur Roach belongs in the hands of young readers worldwide. Highly recommended.