How foolish could six Cajuns on the bayou possibly be? Down in Louisiana bayou country, six friendsJules, Jacques, Jean, Ti-Paul, Philippe, and Pierre-love to go out fishing on their pirogues. But these fellows are very foolish indeed. It isn't long before one silly misunderstanding after another results in a hilarious and ridiculous Cajun-flavored folktale that will delight readers young and old. An alternate version of the traditional Seven Foolish Fishermen, this story contains Cajun words and phrases, expressive and bright illustrations, and irresistible good humor.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
ROBERT D. SAN SOUCI is an award-winning author and speaker whose books have earned such designations as New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year, Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor Books, and many selections for state and regional reading lists.
DOUG KENNEDY is a designer and illustrator who has received numerous awards for his artwork. A Louisiana native, he holds a degree in graphic design from Louisiana Tech.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Six silly and foolish friends spend their day fishing. Half forgot the fishing pole and half forgot the bait. They spend the day being confused and foolish until one of their wives realize their foolishness. This is a very funny story that kept me giggling while reading.
How foolish can someone be! This story was about six fishermen who were all "out of it" when it came to common sense. The saying "if it were a snake, it would have bitten you" comes to mind when reading this tale. Six fishermen go fishing on a daily basis in the Bayou, but whe three of them bring fishing poles and three just bring bait. When a woman tells them they can give bait to someone who has a pole or give a pole to someone who has bait (three of them could fish) that does not make sense to them. The misunderstood her and swapped what they had with one another still leaving themselves lacking something in order to fish. This men were silly. Give your child a good laugh by reading to them this story of six crazy fishermen who just think is a different way than most people. Your child will also become aware of Louisiana's culture (Bayous and Cajun) and learn some of the things that "southern" people eat like crawfish pies!
This is a Cajun variant of a story common around the world, about six (or in some versions, seven) men who think one is missing because, when counting themselves, each neglects to count his own self.I first read that story in kindergarden, in a book featuring bears. This book is better written than the one I read as a child :)Every page is funny, and you also have the bonus of finding the turtle in the various pages.I do have a few qualms about it. First, I can't duplicate a Cajun accent, and my pronunciation of the few French words in the book isn't always right. Second, the book *is* a longer one - definitely more for the older end of the 4-8 group instead of the younger, unless they have a good attention span.These aren't problems, they're just something to be aware of.
Especially funny when read with an extreme French accent.
This book has really cute illustrations! However, it has many cajun/ creole words and phrases in it that are hard to pronounce and the children might not understand. The story is about 6 fisherman who go fishing but forget their bait. Very cute, but hard to read!