In the adventure of Clovis Ecrevisse et le Crapaud Curieux,
or Clovis Crawfish and the Curious Crapaud,
nature plays its mysterious games and Clovis and his friends learn to appreciate it and each other a little better. Corinne Crapaud is Frenand Frog’s shy cousin. She can only say a few words, and they’re all question words. “Qui?”
(What?), and “Pourquoi?”
(Why?) are three of her favorites.
Fernand Frog insists that his cousin Corinne is ugly and stupid, but instead of crying or arguing, Corinne puffs up and gets bigger and bigger. When the rain causes Clovis’s mud house to start melting, Corinne is puffed up so large that she gets caught in the hole, and only friendship can save her.
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.
CLOVIS ECREVISSE ET L’ARAIGNEE QUI FILE/
CLOVIS ECREVISSE ET LE CRAPAUD CURIEUX AUDIOCASSETTE
Par Mary Alice Fontenot
Récité et traduit par Julie Fontenot Landry
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals/ General
Running time: 30 minutes
ISBN: 9781565541054 audio