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Children will delight in reading this clever rendition of the classic poem, and coloring in James Rice’s celebrated artwork of two lonely cowboys, Old Saint Nicholas, and the ornery Longhorns they must try and get to pull his sleigh.
Texas Jack, the long-eared jackrabbit, tells the story of how rodeos came about in this full-color book by author/illustrator James Rice. In this tale young readers learn about the three R’s: “ropin’, ridin’, and rasslin’.” Hardcover.
Who needs eight flying reindeer when Santa has a shiny red fire truck? It’s the Christmas Eve shift at Firehouse One, and all the firefighters are sitting down to bowls of hot chili when an old fireman stops by for a bite to eat. No sooner than it takes for the old man to finish his chili, the alarm sounds and the firemen have to leave to fight a fire. They work through the night and return, tired, and begin to ready their equipment for the next call. Hardcover.
Many flags have flown over Texas during its long history, from the emblems of the earliest Indian inhabitants to the Lone Star flag of today. This book traces the state’s turbulent history through the flags that have flown there, including the banner of Castile and Leon carried by the Spanish explorers, the French colors borne by La Salle, the Mexican flag, the Confederate Stars and Bars, the “Bonny Blue Flag,” and the famous Lone Star flag.
Always anxious for new experiences, the intrepid Gaston®, the green-nosed alligator, decides to invest his hard-earned savings in an oil well off the coast of Louisiana. As in Gaston®’s previous adventures, the locale, terminology, and techniques described are authentic. Gaston® Drills an Offshore Oil Well gives young people a basic introduction to the problems and procedures involved in producing America’s oil. Hardcover.
Gaston®, the intrepid green-nosed alligator from the bayou, ventures far and wide to satisfy his wanderlust. Gaston®’s creator, James Rice, has written and illustrated eight books featuring this friendly swamp creature. In this installment a hurricane blows Gaston® from his swamp home to West Texas, the first alligator cowboy dons chaps and a Stetson to ride the range, roping longhorns and learning about the life of a cowboy. Hardcover.
Gaston® Goes to the Kentucky Derby teaches children about the grand festival of the Derby in Louisville and the challenges all the riders face to make it to the most esteemed horse race in the country. Peppered with humor and seasoned with Rice’s colorful artwork, this is a delightful volume for young and old and a must-have addition for anyone collecting Rice’s books. Hardcover.
After adventuring through Louisiana’s placid swamplands and Texas’s prairies, the irrepressible, friendly alligator named Gaston® directs his attention offshore to assist some new-found friends in laying a pipeline.
Gaston®, the intrepid green-nosed alligator from the bayou, ventures far and wide to satisfy his wanderlust. Gaston®’s creator, James Rice, has written and illustrated eight books featuring the friendly swamp creature. Gaston®’s devoted fans have followed him since he led Santa's team of flying alligators through the bayou on Christmas Eve. Hardcover.
This delightful coloring book tells the story of how Gaston®, the Green-Nosed Alligator, helped Santa Claus deliver his gifts one Christmas and how St. Nick came to live in Louisiana. Coloring Book.
Gaston® the Green-Nosed Alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a tour of Mardi Gras. Experience the real events of Carnival with him through these beautiful illustrations. In Cajun country, he joins a courir du Mardi Gras group, enjoys spicy gumbo, and dances in a fais do-do until dawn.
Gaston® the green-nosed alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a tour of Mardi Gras. The things he sees on his journey are the real events that take place during Carnival! In Cajun country, Gaston® joins a Courir du Mardi Gras group, enjoys spicy gumbo, and dances in a fais do-do until dawn. Come join Gaston® in his Mardi Gras discovery! Coloring Book.
This miniature book of Gaston® Goes to Mardi Gras to hang on your tree tells the story of how Gaston® the green-nosed alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a tour of Mardi Gras. The things he sees on his journey are the real events that take place during Carnival! In Cajun country, Gaston® joins a Courir du Mardi Gras group, enjoys spicy gumbo, and dances in a fais do-do until dawn. Ornament.
Gaston® is a curious gator whose adventures have entertained generations of children and their parents. From Mardi Gras to the rodeo and even to the Kentucky Derby he will go—if only to discover what sorts of unusual things he can find there. So when the circus sets up tent next to his shady swamp, he has to investigate. What he finds beneath the flaps of that striped tent are marvelous doings by man and beast! Elephants, acrobats, tigers, lions, and tightrope walkers, too! Gaston® thinks it is too good to be true, and so he asks if he, too, can join the circus.
This innovative story infuses Clement C. Moore’s classic poem with traditional Gullah folklore and characters. Traveling through a coastal South Carolina town, Buh Rabbit delivers his presents to all of the good boys and girls.
Christmas has come to the mountain country of Appalachia in a delightful new version of the classic holiday verse by Clement Moore. James Rice, illustrator of the bestselling Cajun Night Before Christmas, has teamed up with Thomas Noel Turner, a long-time resident of the Appalachian region and professor of education at the University of Tennessee, to add winsome dimension to the enchanting tale.
’Round Christmastime, things are a little different on the Emerald Isle. Father Christmas with his Irish eyes twinkling ushers in his seven elves, to enjoy the poteen and plum pudding and unpack his large sack. And thus begins the wondrous Irish Night Before Christmas. Hardcover.
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