James Rice (1934-2004) celebrated his passion for Cajun culture through children’s stories. Gaston® the Green-Nosed Alligator Coloring Book
is no exception to this. Rice writes and illustrates a humorous tale of a flying alligator named Gaston, first introduced as the lead alligator in Cajun Night Before Christmas,®
who helps save Christmas in the bayou after Santa’s reindeer fall victim to fatigue.
This coloring-book edition allows children the opportunity to interact with Rice’s charming story. Rice takes a unique approach to the telling of a classic Christmas tale and, in turn, allows children the opportunity to relate to Cajun culture in an entertaining way.
About the Author/Illustrator
Author/illustrator James Rice (1934-2004) produced sixty books, including the illustrations for Pelican’s treasured The Night Before Christmas Series. Mr. Rice’s first book, the well-loved classic Cajun Night Before Christmas, has more than 750,000 copies in print. For over thirty years, his works have captured the spirit of Cajun culture, cowboys, and the West, as well as national themes. With over 1.5 million copies of his books in print, Mr. Rice ranks among the nation’s best-selling creators of children’s books, receiving awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children’s Book Council.
GASTON® THE GREEN-NOSED ALLIGATOR COLORING BOOK
Written and illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Alligators & Crocodiles
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
32 b/w illus.
3rd ptg. 37,000 in print
ISBN: 9780882891392 pb