Clovis Crawfish and his pals return in another adventure on the Louisiana bayou. In Clovis Crawfish and the Spinning Spider,
Simone Spider threatens the peaceful region by building her silver web right by Clovis’s mud house. The bayou friends watch helplessly as Simone puts the finishing touches on her sticky web.
Simone Spider is hungry. She’d like nothing more than to capture one of the bayou residents for lunch.
Some of the animals Fernand Frog and Gaston Grasshopper aren’t afraid of Simone; they’re too big and strong for her web. But little Josette June Bug isn’t so lucky. When a soft autumn breeze blows her down to the bayou, she gets tangled in Simone’s lair. Will she be able to fend off Simone until Clovis can rescue her?
The ninth is the Clovis Crawfish series, Clovis Crawfish and the Spinning Spider features simple French words and phrases throughout the story, with a phonetic pronunciation guide included. Full-color and black-and-white illustrations bring to life the friendly characters. Lyrics and music to a song about Simone are also included.
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
Christine Kidder is a Louisiana-based freelance artist. Her poster art has been featured at several major festivals throughout the state. She also illustrated Clovis Crawfish and the Curious Crapaud.
ALSO AVAILABLE IN FRENCH
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND THE SPINNING SPIDER
By Mary Alice Fontenot
Illustrated by Christine Kidder
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
32 pages 8 1/2 x 11