When Madame Poulet realizes her friend Monsieur Roach is a no-good lazy bug who is taking advantage of her, it isn't long before Madame Poulet puts an end to her roach problem for good.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, recording artist, and founder of the celebrated November Is Picture Book Month initiative. She hunts and pecks a good story everywhere she goes. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events and is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mama's Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate. She lives with her family in Harvey, Louisiana.
Marita Gentry is a professional artist whose artwork is featured in galleries throughout Louisiana. A recipient of numerous awards and commissions and an accomplished teacher, she is involved in several artist-in-residence programs each year. Gentry's other titles with Pelican include Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear!, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, There's a Dragon in the Library, and Dinosaur Mardi Gras.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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. Rhonda Carver Apex Reviews