Clovis Crawfish and his friends share two adventures on this English/French bilingual CD. Friendship is the underlying subject as the beauty and dangers of bayou life are depicted for young readers in this, the very first volume in the landmark series. Clovis, a curious crawfish, always wants to know why and what things are. When the terrified Gaston Grasshopper takes cover from a swooping bird in Clovis’s mud home, Clovis risks his own life to save his friend. Clovis’s friends come quickly to his aid as he tangles with M’sieu Blue Jay.
It’s springtime in south Louisiana, or is it? Clovis Crawfish isn’t about to wait around in his mud house to find out! He meets Simeon Suce-Fleur, a tiny hummingbird who is looking for threads to build her nest, and wise old Henri Hibou (Henry Owl), who warns Clovis that it is not yet spring. When tiny flakes of snow begin to fall, Clovis discovers that Henri Hibou was right and dashes back to the warmth of his mud hole. But when he arrives, he sees Simeon Suce-Fleur lying on the ground, shivering from the cold. Has he arrived in time to save the little hummingbird? What will Clovis do?
About the Author/Narrator
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 CRAWFISH AND HIS FRIENDS/
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND SIMEON SUCE-FLEUR CD
Narrated by Mary Alice Fontenot
French Translation Narrated by Julie Fontenot Landry
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
1 CD In English and French
Running Time: 46 minutes