Side 1 presents Clovis Crawfish and His Friends
, the now-classic book that launched this popular series. Clovis lives in a mud house in Bayou Frog Tail-which strikes Clovis as a strange name, since frogs don't even have tails. Bertile Butterfly is no help in explaining this mystery to Clovis. All she wants to do is flit about and eat flowers. And when inquisitive Clovis finally does discover the answer from Fernand Frog, he doesn't have much time to dwell on it. M'sieu Blue Jay is about to make a meal of his good friend Gaston Grasshopper!
On side 2's adventure, Clovis Crawfish and Simeon Suce-Fleur, the sky darkens and strange cold flakes begin to fall. Clovis hurries back to his mud house for shelter, only to find his new hummingbird friend Simeon Suce-Fleur suffering badly from the sudden icy weather. Clovis must rally his neighbors to save Simeon.
About the Author
Mary Alice Fontenot is best known as the children’s author on Cajun culture. She created the famous wetland characters of Clovis Crawfish and his friends more than thirty years ago—and they still find exciting new adventures. In addition to this series, Mrs. Fontenot wrote several other children’s books including Mardi Gras in the Country and Star Seed. She also worked as a newspaperwoman for thirty-five years and as a kindergarten teacher for some time. Her dedication to children and to her art earned her the 1998 Acadiana Arts Council Lifetime Achievement Award. Mrs. Fontenot died in 2003 at the age of ninety-three.
CLOVIS ECREVISSE ET SES AMIS/
CLOVIS ECREVISSE ET SIMEON SUCE-FLEUR AUDIOCASSETTE
By Mary Alice Fontenot
Translated and narrated by Julie Fontenot Landry
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
Total running time: 30 minutes
ISBN: 9781565547292 audio