Why The Possum Has A Large Grin
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Summary : Move over Bre'r Rabbit, there's a new trickster in town! When hungry Deer asks Possum how he stays so plump during the long dry season, the sly marsupial gets an idea. It wouldn't take much for Possum to help Deer; he could just climb that ol' persimmon tree and knock down the fruit. But Possum is just plain lazy and he'd rather trick Deer into doing the work for both of them. Once Possum decides to take advantage of his starving neighbor they both become marked forever.
Summary : Explains why oysters make pearls and dangerous snakes have diamond-shaped heads.
Summary : When Crawfish takes advantage of Crab's generosity, his trickery costs him the friendship.
Summary : Cotton candy clouds, gumdrop showers, and cupcake flowers thrive in this sparkling display of a child's daydream come true! Snuggle up on a fluffy pillow and read this tasty bedtime story to your little one. Take your child to a land where delectable desserts abound-lollipops, brownies, gingerbread cookies-and even healthy snacks like fruits and vegetable can be found. Through clever rhyme and colorful illustrations, this book broadens a child's imagination and reminds them that reading is the best way to play!
Summary : Illustrations and rhythmic text celebrate edible treats that characterize Louisiana, such as beignets and po' boys. Includes facts about the foods mentioned and a recipe for red beans and rice.
Summary : Louisiana became a state in 1812. This informative picture book introduces young readers to the state symbols, from its flag to the state vegetable. A timeline provides the year that each item was officially designated.
Summary : This reference volume lists hundreds of resources—books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will assist K-12 students and educators to learn about North American Natives. These appropriate and quality resources are subdivided into chapters covering geographic regions, history, religions, social life, customs and traditions, Nations, oral tradition, biographies, and fiction.
Summary : Illustrations and easy-to-read rhyming text follow a jazz funeral line to and from a cemetery in a make-believe funeral on Halloween. Includes author's notes on traditional funerals in New Orleans.
Summary : Jean-Paul Pierre spends most of his time fishing in Louisiana's Atchafalaya swamp, never making time for his family or friends and never sharing his catch, but one night, he spies a strange blue light--the fifolet--and turns his greed toward finding the treasure the fifolet is said to mark. Includes glossary and the folklore behind the story.
Summary : There's more to learn than just M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i! Acclaimed children's-book author Johnette Downing pays homage to the cultural legacy of Mississippi in this charming book that incorporates many of its native flora and fauna. Her delightful text, adapted from a traditional song, presents a lyrical and visual tribute to the many iconic images and symbols to be found in the state. From dolphins splashing in the surf along the coast to adorable ducklings in the wetlands, this commemorative picture book serves to introduce children to the many unique facts about Mississippi. An author's note gives interesting details about each creature and notes about their habitats and behavior.
Summary : Johnette Downing stays true to her Louisiana roots in her newest book, featuring a young pelican searching for his proper home. As Petit Pierre journeys across the wetlands, he asks each creature where he should live. He accumulates gifts from them until he realizes the wetlands are home to all his friends and, just maybe, to Pierre as well! Within the luscious illustrations are facts about the denizens of the wetlands and how each reader can make a difference in preserving and protecting the wetlands for generations to come. Proceeds from this book, created in partnership with the Audubon Nature Institute and the New Orleans Pelicans, fund wetland education programs.
Summary : A variety of Louisiana animals pursuing their daily activities introduce the numbers one through ten. Includes a page of music.
Summary : Long ago, when a young woman's beauty made other girls jealous, they cursed her with ugliness but on New Year's Eve, she comes out of hiding to reward good children with treats. Includes glossary of Cajun words and information about the legend.