Poor old Monsieur Gator is moving slowly these days. He’d love to catch himself a nice snack, but he can’t seem to capture any of the swamp animals. One day, he decides to make some delicious gumbo, just like Maman used to cook. No one comes to help, but suddenly, when the gumbo is ready, all of the animals are lining up for a taste.
Does Monsieur Gator give in? Or do the animals get what’s coming to them? A hearty, humorous Louisiana lesson, Candace Fleming’s tale underscores the importance of patience and hard work.