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Clovis Crawfish and Batiste Bete Puante

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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. They need to learn that people who are different from themselves are special in their own way, too. In the twelfth book in the Clovis Crawfish series, Mary Alice Fontenot has created a delightful story to emphasize this point to youngsters on and off the bayou. The skunk Batiste Bï te Puante doesn't mean to offend his friends, but the awful smell he gives off is just one of his defenses. At first, the ...

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Overview

Poo-yi! There is nothing more foul than the smell of a skunk, except for the harsh words of teasing children. They need to learn that people who are different from themselves are special in their own way, too. In the twelfth book in the Clovis Crawfish series, Mary Alice Fontenot has created a delightful story to emphasize this point to youngsters on and off the bayou. The skunk Batiste Bï te Puante doesn't mean to offend his friends, but the awful smell he gives off is just one of his defenses. At first, the little wetland creatures make fun of him. But Clovis comes to the defense of the misunderstood skunk when Batiste saves Renï Rain Frog from the treacherous threat of Sosthene Snake! In this tale of a smelly tail children learn about the heritage of the Cajuns. More importantly, attention is focused on the importance of respecting the unusual abilities of others. The wetland animals quickly realize that Batiste's foul-smelling gift isn't so bad after all and that everyone should be appreciated for his own special talents, no matter how unusual they may be.

Batiste the skunk, an unpopular new resident of Clovis Crawfish's bayou, becomes accepted after saving Renâe Rain Frog from a hungry snake.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882899527
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Series: Clovis Crawfish Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,373,640
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.81 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Illustrator Scott Blazek is a Lutheran minister and freelance artist who has won numerous awards for his posters.

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