In the first of the two stories on this double CD, Jolie Blonde decides to rôder
(travel) along the bayou. Before long, this Cajun Goldilocks begins to get tired. When she reaches the Héberts’ home, delicious aromas welcome her into the empty house, where she finds three bowls of Mama Hébert’s gumbo. Listeners will learn which bowl tastes bon
to Jolie Blonde as they meet the three Héberts, POOH-YI!
The three little Cajun pigs—’Ti Joe, ’Ti Claude, and ’Ti Frère—build houses out of oyster shells, rice, and sugarcane in hopes that the local loup-garou (wolf) will not get inside and eat them for his cochon du lait (pig roast). How will these three brothers make out? As ’Ti Joe always says, “Vouloir c’est pouvoir” (Where there’s a will, there’s a way).
About the Author/Narrator
Sheila Hébert-Collins is a school librarian and writer, who is an active presenter in schools and libraries across Louisiana. She is listed on the Louisiana State Artist Roster as an author and Cajun storyteller. Her books introduce children to Cajun culture and to the French language. She is the author of the companion books to this audiobook in addition to ’T Pousette et ’T Poulette: A Cajun Hansel and Gretel, Petite Rouge: A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale, Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella, Jean-Paul Hébert Was There/Jean-Paul Hébert Etait Là, and Jacques et la Canne à Sucre: A Cajun Jack and the Beanstalk. She lives in Abbeville, Louisiana.
JOLIE BLONDE/LES TROIS COCHONS CD
Written and Narrated by Sheila Hébert-Collins
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Running time: 23 minutes