Children will howl with laughter as les trois cochons (three little pigs) outwit the wily loup-garou (wolf) in this Cajun twist to the classic tale. They'll even learn some Cajun French and, as a little lagniappe (something extra), how to make grillades and grits with the enclosed recipe.
Piglet brothers 'Ti Joe, 'Ti Claude, and 'Ti Frére have reached the age when Mamére Cochon must send them out into the great big world to seek their fortunes. As they venture out on their own, they must each find, or build, their own homes. At the same time, they must be ever on the lookout for the hungry loup-garou.
With a little porcine persistence, the intrepid trio is bound to achieve their goals and live happily ever after-much to the delight of youngsters everywhere.
About the Author
Sheila Hébert Collins, listed on the Louisiana State Artist Roster as an author and Cajun storyteller, is the author of Jolie Blonde and the Three Héberts, Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella, and Petite Rouge: A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale. Mrs. Collins also is the narrator of the audiocassette compilation of these last two books. All are published by Pelican.
About the Illustrator
The lively surroundings of his south Louisiana studio often influence the work of award-winning illustrator Patrick Soper. This marks his third collaboration with Mrs. Collins. His other works include Cajun Folktales, Mardi Gras in the Country, and A Christmas Dictionary, all published by Pelican.
LES TROIS COCHONS
By Sheila Hébert Collins
Illustrated by Patrick Soper
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illustration Glossary