Gaston the green-nosed alligator, the mischievous hero of Pelican’s famous Cajun Night Before Christmas, leads young readers through the alphabet as he attempts to gain entrance to college. In the process, he gives them a clever and practical lesson in Cajun French.
Using a combination of poetry and delightful art, author and illustrator James Rice follows Gaston’s educational experience from “A is amour, an expression of love, your heart flutter flutters like the wings of a dove” through “Z is zapote, a hard wooden shoe, stuff it with moss to make it fit true,” giving readers—children and adults alike—basic yet comprehensive lessons in Cajun culture.
Page Count: 64
Orig. Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.5″ X 11″