Gumbo Gators, The

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“Whimsical artist Paul Schexnayder takes us on a delightful road trip through Louisiana with two festive gators. I can’t think of a better way to teach Louisiana geography, not to mention our unique culture.”—Cheré Dastugue Coen, author of Exploring Cajun Country: A Tour of Historic Acadiana “A wonderful read-aloud storybook that will delight young readers and their entire family. Paul Schexnayder has a great talent for combining fun language and enchanting, colorful illustrations.”—Lorraine Kingston, Books Along the Teche Meet Fran and Van Harahan! This spicy alligator couple travel the state of Louisiana, makin’ groceries for a gumbo. In their boat, they pick up rice in Crowley, sausage in Lafayette, and wild game in Shreveport and Monroe. As Fran and Van explore from the Red River to Bayou Teche and down along the old Mississippi, delighting in the delicious ingredients they find along the way, they introduce young readers to the waterways and byways of the Bayou State. Follow along as these Gumbo Gators make a gumbo fit for the whole state of Louisiana! The book is complete with a Cajun-French glossary. Author and illustrator Paul Schexnayder captures a local’s perspective of his home state with his playful, folk-art-style illustrations.
ISBN: 9781455627011
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 32
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 8 (w) x 10 (h)
A native of New Iberia, Louisiana, author and artist Paul Schexnayder is the recipient of numerous honors for both his civic involvement and his artwork. He was named Citizen of the Year by the New Iberia Daily Iberian, and he received the award for Best Animation Film at the Iberia Film Festival two years in a row. He is frequently featured as a festival poster artist, and his work has been placed in galleries and shows throughout Louisiana. His work can be found in the collections of former Louisiana governors as well as in the homes of esteemed collectors throughout the country. The author/illustrator of three previous children’s books, he has worked as a visual arts teacher in area schools since 1989.
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