Clovis Crawfish and his pals return in another adventure on the Louisiana bayou. Clovis Ecrevisse et l'Araignée Qui File presents Clovis Crawfish and the Spinning Spider in French with Cajun dialogue. In this volume of the series, 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, like 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?
Author Mary Alice Fontenot opens her young readers to the miraculous world of nature, acquaints them with some common Cajun phrases that punctuate the various characters' speech, and teaches a worthwhile lesson.
Illustrator Christine Kidder is no stranger to the Clovis series. She also illustrated Clovis Crawfish and the Curious Crapaud.
CLOVIS ECREVISSE ET L'ARAIGNEE QUI FILE
By Mary Alice Fontenot
Translated by Julie Fontenot Landry
Illustrated by Christine Kidder
32 pp. 8½ x 11
Color and b/w illustrations-Pronunciation guide-Song with music and French and English lyrics
ALSO AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH