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Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose for Kids contains ten of her best-known, full-color illustrations of these beloved nursery rhymes, including “Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater,” “Little Bo-Peep,” and “Ring a-round a rosie,” in a toddler-friendly board-book format. This, the first book in Pelican’s Great Art for Kids Series, features a two-page activity guide for parents.
Jam-packed with informative and fun facts, this ABC book teaches Jewish culture and tradition with alliteration and rhyme. In I is for Israel, young readers learn which language is acknowledged nationally, which city is recognized as the capital, and what three major religions are rooted and represented in that country. B is for bagels describes the popular food’s variety as well as what is traditionally eaten with them.
Filled with clever wordplay, sight gags, Dutch words, and dozens of hidden pictures that will keep readers coming back for repeated readings, this is the story of the legendary labor leader, Joe Van der Katt. You may not have heard of Joe because he is best known for improving the plight of blue-collar working cats all over the world.
Author and stand-up comedian Michael Strecker tells jokes about po’ boys and ferries, and crawfish and oil—everything under the New Orleans sun!
Everybody knows the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” What’s surprising is that the story was originally set in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Goldilocks was known as Jolie Blonde, and the bears were actually a family of Héberts! Apparently, the Cajun story became Americanized over time. Hardcover.
In the first of the two stories in this download, 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! (Oh, my!)
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).
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! (Oh, my!)
Josh’s little sister Callie is probably the sweetest girl in the whole county, but no one loves her more than her big brother. When Josh finds a giant pumpkin on Grandpa Frank’s farm, the two agree to keep it a secret from Grandpa’s prospective buyers. It is the biggest pumpkin that Callie has ever seen, and Josh tells the four year old stories about magic pumpkins. With such a big pumpkin, Josh will surely be crowned Harvest Festival King and get to ride in the biggest float in the parade.
This turn-of-the-century tall tale shows that even a giant frog can be friendly and helpful, when given a purpose and embraced in a spirit of collaboration and community. The townspeople of Empeyville have plenty of work for Joshua, and he is happy to oblige, since every day ends with swimming and playing in the local pond. Amusing illustrations depict small-town life in nineteenth-century upstate New York, and history hops ahead in this Americana tribute to hard work, teamwork, and resourcefulness.
Set in the summer of 1963, this story follows young Caroline on her trip to visit her grandmother in Fairhope, Alabama, where she witnesses her first jubilee. When this rare meteorological event occurs during the early morning hours, aquatic creatures such as flounder, crabs, and shrimp involuntarily wash up on the Mobile Bay shore. Locals and visitors alike excitedly rush to the waterfront to collect the delicacies.
The 500-Mile Race is more than just a race for Justin Potemkin. Justin, the grandson of the losing hare in the well-known Tortoise-Hare Race years ago, is the hero of this clever story about a Russian peasant who takes on the czar, Mos Romoonoff, and a tortoise named Lenin in an attempt to win back the honor of hares. Justin is teased endlessly for his ancestor’s loss, his position in life, and his name, which sounds a lot like “pumpkin.” Hardcover.
Combine classic Mother Goose with a South Louisiana Acadian setting and the artistry of renowned Cajun humorist Justin Wilson, and the result is a captivating book that will delight children and adults of all ages. Hardcover.
This Mother Goose-goes-to-the-swamp audio has authentic Cajun characters, ranging from Oyster Man and Jacques and Jill to Petite Rouge Riding Hood. This glimpse into south Louisiana’s Cajun traditions is filled with unique dialect and ongoing humor. Familiar rhymes such as “To Market,” “Pat-A-Cake” and “Little Boy Blue” are flavored with the same cultural flair.
From the first time she saw the Wright Flyers airplanes, Katherine Stinson knew she wanted to become a pilot. But she had trouble finding someone to teach her how to fly because everyone told her she was too young and too small. Finally, when she found a pilot willing to train her, she not only excelled as a solo flyer, but she also became the fourth American woman licensed to fly.
Kick is the greatest cowboy in the West. But when his ego swells to the size of Texas, this longhorn-lassoing fella’ becomes downright mean. Not even his twenty-gallon cowboy hat can keep his attitude from growing. Kick is so mean that some folks even suspect that his snarl can straighten out a scorpion’s tail. Soon enough, all of the other cowboys are itchin’ to avoid him.
This cookbook is written especially for children and offers more than recipes. Instructions on how to prepare Kosher snacks and meals are incorporated into a story about Hannah and Hershel, twins who sail up the Mississippi River with their grandmother.
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