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.
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).
About the Author
Mary Alice Fontenot is best known as the children’s author of books on Cajun culture. She created the famous wetland characters of Clovis Crawfish and his friends more than thirty years ago. In addition to the Clovis Crawfish Series, Fontenot wrote several other children’s books, including Mardi Gras in the Country and The Star Seed, both published by Pelican. Fontenot worked as a kindergarten teacher and, for thirty-five years, as a newspaperwoman. Her dedication to children and to her art earned her the 1998 Acadiana Arts Council Lifetime Achievement Award. She died in 2003 at the age of ninety-three.
About the Illustrator
Eric Vincent, artist and resident of Louisiana, has captured the essence of the charming bayou creatures in a style that complements the whimisical text. He is also the illustrator of Clovis Crawfish and the Orphan Zo-Zo.
CLOVIS ECREVISSE ET LES CIGALES QUI CHANTENT /
CLOVIS ECREVISSE ET PETIT PAPILLON AUDIOCASSETTE
Written and narrated by Mary Alice Fontenot
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
Total running time: 30 minutes
ISBN: 9781565541047 audio