Poo-yi! There is nothing more foul than the smell of a skunk, except for the harsh words of teasing children. In this twelfth book of the Clovis Crawfish series, Mary Alice Fontenot has created a delightful story to teach children that people who are different from themselves are special in their own way, too.
The skunk Batiste Bête Puante doesn't mean to offend his friends, but the awful smell he gives off is actually one of his defenses. At first, the little wetland creatures make fun of him. But Clovis comes to the defense of the misunderstood skunk when Batiste saves René Rain Frog from the treacherous threat of Sosthene Snake! In this tale of a smelly tail children learn about the heritage of the Cajuns and the importance of respecting the unusual abilities of others.
About the Author
Mary Alice Fontenot created the wetland characters of Clovis and his friends more than thirty years ago. She worked as a newspaperwoman for thirty-five years and was also at one time a kindergarten teacher. She continues to write columns on occasion from her home in the Cajun country of Louisiana.
About the Illustrator
Illustrator Scott R. Blazek resides in Clovis, New Mexico. He has illustrated half of the books in the Clovis Crawfish series, and he recently, won a $2,500 prize from the U.S. Mint for designing a five-dollar gold coin featuring James Madison for their Bill of Rights Commemorative Coins set.
CLOVIS ECREVISSE ET BATISTE BETE PUANTE
By Mary Alice Fontenot
Translated by Julie Fontenot Landry
Illustrated by Scott R. Blazek
32 pp. 8½ x 11
27 Full-color illustrations
Pronunciation guide Song with music and French and English lyrics
ISBN: 9781565544307 hc