Clovis Crawfish and the Singing Cigales/Clovis Crawfish and Petit Papillon

Version: Unabridged
Author: Mary Alice Fontenot
Narrator: Mary Alice Fontenot
Genres: Fiction
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
Published In: June 2009
Length: 51 minutes
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Clovis Crawfish and his friends are for two new adventures on this English/French bilingual CD. 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. Bertile Butterfly has a baby, and Clovis and his friends are surprised to see that the baby does not look like a butterfly. It looks like a worm instead! As they watch the baby grow, they discover the growth stages of a caterpillar. 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).

Author Details

Author Details

Fontenot, Mary Alice

Mary Alice Fontenot is best known as the children's author on Cajun culture. She created the famous wetland characters of Clovis Crawfish and his friends more than thirty years ago-and they still find exciting new adventures. Mrs. Fontenot, who worked as a newspaperwoman for thirty-five years and also as a kindergarten teacher, recently received the Acadiana Arts Council Lifetime Achievement Award.