Lapin Plays Possum: Trickster Tales From the Louisiana Bayou

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Nobody is as good at being bad as Lapin!

As long as there are fools to be fooled, Lapin figures he might as well do the fooling. He can’t resist playing tricks on Bouki any more than he can turn down King Cake at Mardi Gras. As for Bouki, he is so tired of being hoodwinked by this do-nothing rascal of a rabbit that he is determined to get the best of the puny trickster once and for all (and maybe even get a little rabbit cooked in sauce piquante on the side). As always, however, little triumphs over big and brains bewilder brawn in three new larger-than-life Lapin tales full of sly wit and Cajun spice – perfectly captured in Scott Cook’s impish, irreverent pictures.

Lapin may be small, but when the smarts were handed out, he got himself an extra helping. As fans of this picayune prankster know, “Size ain’t everything in this world. It’s what you do with what you got that matters!”

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"Cook fully captures the action and humor as well as the impish nature of that rascally rabbit, Lapin."
-BookPage

"Full of sly wit and Cajun spice"
-Scholastic.com

"Colorful vocabulary . . . and peppery idioms . . . season each page."
-Publishers Weekly

"Valuable lagniappe."
-School Library Journal

Lapin can't resist playing tricks on Bouki any more than he can turn down king cake at Mardi Gras. Never mind that he's just a puny, penniless rabbit, while Bouki's as big as a bayou barnyard.

When the smarts were handed out, Lapin got himself an extra helping. So it's guaranteed that when gumbo, bread pudding, and rum cake are on the menu, tricks will jump into Lapin's head like popcorn in a hot pan as he tries to make sure he gets his fair share-and more.

And as for Bouki, he's determined to finally get the best of Lapin-and maybe even a little rabbit cooked in sauce piquante. This time, it just might turn out that Lapin has tried one trick too many!

These three lively trickster tales from Louisiana's Cajun country serve up laughs faster than you can say merci beaucoup. Lapin may be small, but, as fans of the picayune prankster know, "size ain't everything in this world. It's what you do with what you got that matters!"

Sharon Arms Doucet is the author of several books and has served as a writing instructor, judge, and literary panelist on numerous occasions. She holds an MA in French and an MFA in creative writing. Doucet spent four decades in Lafayette, Louisiana. She resides in Allenspark, Colorado.

Scott Cook is an acclaimed children's book illustrator whose work has been chosen as a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Editors' Choice, and a Parenting Magazine Best Book. He has been praised by the New York Times and Southern literary icon Eudora Welty. His original oil paintings are included in major art collections throughout the country. A Mississippi native, he lives in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

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Sharon Arms Doucet’s Why Lapin’s Ears Are Long was praised by The Horn Book: “the ambiance bounces out of the bayou like an alligator ‘dancing a Cajun two-step.’” She lives in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Scott Cook has created many books for children. He lives in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

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