In this adventure, written in standard French with Cajun dialogue, Clovis Crawfish and company make a new friend in Paillasse Poule d'Eau. The bayou creatures enjoy learning all about their new friend. Two of the first things they find out is that his name, Paillasse, means "clown" in French, while Poule d'Eau means "water chicken."
Soon, however, the fun is interrupted when the gang learns that Clothilde Catfish is trapped inside a hollow tree stump! Clovis, Paillasse, Christophe Cricket, Lizette Lizard, and René Rainfrog all rush to attempt a rescue. Will they be able to save their friend?
Mary Alice Fontenot, recognized as the children's author on Cajun culture, created the wetland characters of Clovis and his friends more than thirty years ago.
No stranger to the series, Scott R. Blazek has illustrated seven of the Clovis Crawfish books, all published by Pelican.
CLOVIS ECREVISSE ET PAILLASSE POULE D'EAU
By Mary Alice Fontenot
Illustrated by Scott R. Blazek
32 pp. 8½ x 11
Color illustrations-Song with music