Beloved author Mary Alice Fontenot introduces the Texas native Andrew Armadillo to the Clovis Crawfish Series. Andrew is unfamiliar with Cajun phrases, making him an outsider on the bayou. His loud voice and large size frighten the creatures. However, when one of Clovis’s friends becomes stuck in a tall thorn bush, Andrew’s height helps him to come to a safe and speedy rescue.
Illustrator Scott R. Blazek joins Fontenot yet again for this fun story about friendship and Cajun culture. With the inclusion of sheet music for the Cajun song “Fais Pas des Bêtises,” Cajun phrases, and definitions and pronunciations of Cajun words, this book is perfect for Cajun families and Cajun enthusiasts alike.
About the Author
Mary Alice Fontenot (1910-2003) was born in Arcadia Parish and worked on her grandfather’s Bayou Tigre farm in her youth. Fontenot spent thirty-five years as a journalist for multiple Louisiana publications and had a career as a kindergarten teacher. Named a Louisiana Legend by Louisiana Public Broadcasting and a Living Legend by the Arcadian Museum, she also received the 1998 Acadiana Arts Council Lifetime Achievement Award. Fontenot wrote eighteen books for the Clovis Crawfish Series.
About the Illustrator
Clovis, New Mexico, resident Scott R. Blazek won the 1993 prize for designing a five-dollar coin featuring James Madison in the US Mint’s Bill of Rights Coins Set. He illustrated half of the books in the Clovis Crawfish Series.
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND THE BIG BETAIL
By Mary Alice Fontenot
Illustrated by Scott R. Blazek
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
Color and B/W illustrations
Song with music and French and English lyrics Pronunciation guide
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3