A Catfish Tale

To this tale, Stewart adds color, creole, critters, and Mardi Gras mayhem . . . Guerlais' rich Disneyesque illustrations add plenty of pop, making this a good choice for a library set of culturally diverse folktales.

Deep in the bayou, a Cajun fisherman named Jack catches a magic fish that offers to grant wishes in exchange for being set free. Jack doesn’t have a lot of wishes, but his wife Jolie sure does—for a mansion, a paddleboat, fame, and fortune! With each wish, all the fish says is, “Ah, tooloulou if that ain’t the easiest thing to do.” But when Jolie wants to be crowned Mardi Gras queen, have things gone too far?