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As the group of bayou animals hurry to see the baby blue jay who has fallen from his nest during a storm, everyone wonders what to do next in Clovis Crawfish and the Orphan Zo-Zo.
When a big bétail (big animal) intrudes into the swampland on a gloomy day, the bayou critters are fearful. The big bétail is Andrew Armadillo from Texas. A huge creature with a hard shell, cowboy boots, and thick-lensed spectacles, Andrew at first frightens our bayou friends with his strange accent and booming voice.
Clovis and his friends help the Cigales twins, Chicot and Coteau, stage a summer concert on the bayou despite the ever-present threat of the voracious M’sieu Blue Jay. Children will learn ecology as well as French in this adventure.
Two stories of Clovis Crawfish! In French!
And on Side Two, Bertile Butterfly has a baby. Clovis and his friends are surprised to see that the baby does not look like a butterfly, but a worm instead. As they watch the baby grow, they discover the stages that a caterpillar goes through. The cocoon is blown off a vine during a storm and is saved by the ingenious Clovis. The caterpillar finally emerges as Petit Papillon (the Little Butterfly).
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.”
In every story in this classic series, Clovis and his friends teach a lesson while also revealing a glimpse of life on the Louisiana bayou. Each book, written by Mary Alice Fontenot, has a pronunciation guide and a song with music and French and English lyrics.
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, and 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: save his friend, Fédora Field Mouse and her children; deal with Madame Rat Musque, who likes to eat crawfish; and build a new house for himself. And children complain when they have math and spelling homework on the same night! (French Version)
Johnny, Jody, and Sally lived their carefree lives in rural Port Hudson, Louisiana, unaware of the tragic conflict that was about to explode and the adventure that awaited them. The outbreak of the Civil War forced countrymen to take up arms against one another—some wearing coats of blue and some coats of gray.
An activity storybook, Color Atlanta allows children to discover Atlanta in all the hues of the rainbow. Complete with word searches, mazes, and fill-in-the-blanks for the major sights of the city, this book can be used as a guide for families visiting the city and serve as a memento of the trip.
This educational alphabet book captures the confederate soldier’s experience during the War Between the States. Children will learn historical facts and about the spirit of the South and what inspired these men to fight for what they believed in. In the midst of war, soldiers and civilians alike found inspiration in simple things, such as the songs they sang and the food they ate.
Children of all ages will enjoy learning about the history of the Civil War in the South with this artful coloring and storybook wrapped into one.
Lapin, the clever rabbit, his friend Bouki, the slow-witted wolf, and their friends encounter adventure, competition, and romance throughout the bayous of Louisiana in this collection of entertaining and educational tales.
This is the French Language version of Cajun Folktales.
Kid Chef Eliana keeps the good times rolling in this kid-friendly cookbook of Louisiana cuisine. With nearly thirty exciting recipes from meat pies to boudin balls to Mardi Gras king cake, Eliana undertakes a culinary journey exploring unique gastronomic traditions from all regions of the state. With Eliana’s help, your delicious dishes are sure to satisfy the taste buds of all ages!
Changing flat tires and rescuing kittens wasn’t what one patrol officer had in mind for Christmas Eve. Amid idle chatter and doughnuts, this small-town cop is missing his family and wishing for a little holiday cheer. Nevertheless, he is a patrolman on duty and must bide time until the graveyard shift is over. Unless . . . there is someone willing to take his place.
At last! It’s time for the annual Texas State Fair, and young Jake knows exactly what he wants to do first. He passes up all the other booths to buy his favorite treat—a cone of sweet and puffy cotton candy. Young readers will enjoy Jake’s comic misadventure, set among landmarks like the Cotton Bowl and the Texas Star, America’s tallest Ferris wheel. Hardcover.
In this reworking of the classic The Night Before Christmas, a twist of country flair is added, making Santa’s appearance as grand as any Nashville show. Plastic wreaths and aluminum trees, along with a backdrop of neighborhood houses ablaze with lights, electric angels, and snowmen, set the stage for an entrance unlike any other. Hardcover.
Anyone who has lived in the Southwest or grown up on dime-store Westerns, John Ford or roadrunner cartoons will probably understand the gist of that paragraph. So too will those who are comfortable with a well-worn saddle and knotted reins or who have tussled with dogies and teethed on alphabet blocks that spelled of their own accord: bronc and quirt and waddy. Hardcover.
In this new twist on the classic tale, the two cowboys help the mysterious man round up eight replacement longhorns. Together they hitch the cattle up to the odd gent’s wagon and see him on his way. The two cowboys trudge back to their shanty, where they discover the gifts the stranger has left them. Hardcover.
Children will delight in reading this clever rendition of the classic poem, and coloring in James Rice’s celebrated artwork of two lonely cowboys, Old Saint Nicholas, and the ornery Longhorns they must try and get to pull his sleigh.
Texas Jack, the long-eared jackrabbit, tells the story of how rodeos came about in this full-color book by author/illustrator James Rice. In this tale young readers learn about the three R’s: “ropin’, ridin’, and rasslin’.” Hardcover.
From the author of Why Cowboys Sleep with Their Boots On, this educational alphabet book defines the nature of cowgirls in twenty-six alphabetized entries. The text’s snappy rhythm, full of alliteration, does just as much to illustrate the subject as the accompanying water-color paintings. From A is for All-American Girls to Z is for Cowgirl Zelda from Zanesville brushing her Zebra Dun, each letter represents multiple words in the cowgirl vocabulary.
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