Clovis Crawfish and his friends share two adventures on this English/French bilingual CD. Bidon Box Turtle has only one problem. He is a Mississippi land turtle who wants to cross the bayou and not get his hat wet. As is usually the case, Clovis and friends come to the rescue, providing Bidon with a cypress boat to get to the other side and wishing him “reviens!
” (“Come back soon!”)
“Kuk-kuk-kwak-kuk-kwak-kuk!” What could possibly make a sound like that in the Louisiana bayou? Whatever it is, it wakes up Clovis Crawfish from a long nap. Whatever it is, it frightens his friends, Christophe Cricket, Lizette Lizard, and René Rain Frog.
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 BIDON BOX TURTLE /
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND PAILLASSE POULE D’EAU CD
Written and narrated by Mary Alice Fontenot
French Translation Narrated by Julie Fontenot Landry
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
1 CD In English and French
Running time: 41 minutes