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Poo-yi! There is nothing more foul than the smell of a skunk, except for the harsh words of teasing children. In this twelfth book of the Clovis Crawfish series, Mary Alice Fontenot has created a delightful story to teach children that people who are different from themselves are special in their own way, too. Audiocassette.
Clovis and his friends find that things are not always what they first appear—especially when it comes to moving cypress knees! On closer inspection, Clovis, Lizette Lizard, René Rainfrog, and Bertile Butterfly find a turtle, a different kind of turtle from Theodore Turtle, but a turtle nonetheless. Since his real name, Abraham Buckingham Calhoun, is a little cumbersome, they dub him Bidon Box Turtle. All the friends step up to make his acquaintance. Hardcover.
On side one, Clovis and his friends must help Bidon Box Turtle, a Mississippi land turtle, cross the bayou without getting his hat wet! “Kuk-kuk-kwak-kuk-kwak-kuk!” What could possibly make a sound like that in the Louisiana bayou? Find out on side two. 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 Rainfrog. Audiocassette.
In this story of courage and friendship, set on the Louisiana bayou, Clovis Crawfish and his friends teach children how to put aside their fears and assist others, while also teaching them a bit of Cajun French.
Clovis Crawfish and all his friends return in a new bayou tale. Charlotte Cheval, an ugly old insect with an enormous appetite, visits the swamp home of Clovis and his friends. Etienne Escargot makes his way through the bayou country to live with Clovis and the bayou friends. Before reaching Clovis’ home, Etienne releases his eggs, forming a pile of tiny pearly shells. Audiocassette.
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.
In the adventure of Clovis Ecrevisse et le Crapaud Curieux, or Clovis Crawfish and the Curious Crapaud, nature plays its mysterious games and Clovis and his friends learn to appreciate it and each other a little better. Corinne Crapaud is Frenand Frog’s shy cousin. She can only say a few words, and they’re all question words. “Qui?” (Who?), “Quoi?” (What?), and “Pourquoi?” (Why?) are three of her favorites. Audiocassette.
As the group of bayou animals hurry to see the baby blue jay who has fallen from his nest during a storm, everyone wonders what to do next in Clovis Crawfish and the Orphan Zo-Zo.
When a big bétail (big animal) intrudes into the swampland on a gloomy day, the bayou critters are fearful. The big bétail is Andrew Armadillo from Texas. A huge creature with a hard shell, cowboy boots, and thick-lensed spectacles, Andrew at first frightens our bayou friends with his strange accent and booming voice.
Clovis and his friends help the Cigales twins, Chicot and Coteau, stage a summer concert on the bayou despite the ever-present threat of the voracious M’sieu Blue Jay. Children will learn ecology as well as French in this adventure.
Two stories of Clovis Crawfish! In French!
And on Side Two, Bertile Butterfly has a baby. Clovis and his friends are surprised to see that the baby does not look like a butterfly, but a worm instead. As they watch the baby grow, they discover the stages that a caterpillar goes through. The cocoon is blown off a vine during a storm and is saved by the ingenious Clovis. The caterpillar finally emerges as Petit Papillon (the Little Butterfly).
In this adventure, written in standard French with Cajun dialogue, Clovis Crawfish and company make a new friend in Paillasse Poule d’Eau. The bayou creatures enjoy learning all about their new friend. Two of the first things they find out is that his name, Paillasse, means “clown” in French, while Poule d’Eau means “water chicken.”
In every story in this classic series, Clovis and his friends teach a lesson while also revealing a glimpse of life on the Louisiana bayou. Each book, written by Mary Alice Fontenot, has a pronunciation guide and a song with music and French and English lyrics.
Side 1 presents Clovis Crawfish and His Friends, the now-classic book that launched this popular series. Clovis lives in a mud house in Bayou Frog Tail, and M’sieu Blue Jay is about to make a meal of his good friend Gaston® Grasshopper!
On side 2’s adventure, Clovis Crawfish and Simeon Suce-Fleur, the sky darkens and strange cold flakes begin to fall. Clovis hurries back to his mud house for shelter, only to find his new hummingbird friend Simeon Suce-Fleur suffering badly from the sudden icy weather.
Clovis must: save his friend, Fédora Field Mouse and her children; deal with Madame Rat Musque, who likes to eat crawfish; and build a new house for himself. And children complain when they have math and spelling homework on the same night! (French Version)
Mardi Gras in New Orleans is long parades and grand balls. But in the country, Mardi Gras is entirely different. For the first time, young Marianne and Claude will get to see le courir du Mardi Gras, or “The Run” as they stay at their grandmother’s farm. They wait in anticipation on Maw-Maw’s porch for the time when the masked horsemen will ride through the countryside, bringing excitement and mystery with their traditional wild antics. Hardcover.
On the first Christmas Eve, all heaven trembles with excitement. Angels scurry to earth to sing the joyous tidings of Jesus’ birth, and the Star of Bethlehem sparkles high in the heavens. One small angel hurries to catch the rest of the choir; in his haste, he brushes against the Star of Bethlehem and knocks some of its star seeds to earth. The tiny bits of light fall from the heavens to spread magic all over the earth.
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