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With the help of Bertile ...
With the help of Bertile Butterfly, Christophe Cricket, René Rainfrog, Gaston Grasshopper, Lizette Lizard, and Clovis Crawfish, Echo Gecko makes it through a rain shower and learns to overcome her shyness and speak French. This wonderful tale can also teach young children simple French phrases and includes easy and fun English translations.
Mary Alice Fontenot, a resident of Louisiana, is best known as %ithe%r children's author on Cajun culture. She created the famous wetland characters of Clovis and his friends more than thirty years ago. A former kindergarten teacher, she often speaks at festivals and to children's classes, where she describes the unique life of the Louisiana bayous and wetlands. Her dedication to children and to her art has earned her the 1998 Acadiana Arts Council Lifetime Achievement Award.
This is Julie Dupré Buckner's first appearance as an illustrator of the Clovis Crawfish series. She received her B.F.A. in graphic design from Louisiana Tech University and currently lives in Plaquemine.
The Clovis Crawfish Series
Clovis Crawfish and the Singing Cigales*
Clovis Crawfish and the Orphan Zo-Zo*
Clovis Crawfish and Petit Papillon
Clovis Crawfish and His Friends*
Clovis Crawfish and the Curious Crapaud
Clovis Crawfish and the Spinning Spider*
Clovis Crawfish and the Big Bétail*
Clovis Crawfish and Michelle Mantis
Clovis Crawfish and Simeon Suce-Fleur
Clovis Crawfish and Bertile's Bon Voyage
Clovis Crawfish and Etienne Escargot
Clovis Crawfish and Batiste Bête Puante*
Clovis Crawfish and Bidon Box Turtle*
Clovis Crawfish and Paillasse Poule d'Eau*
Clovis Crawfish and Fedora Field Mouse*
Clovis Crawfish and Raoul Raccoon*
The Clovis Crawfish Audiocassette Series
C.C. and His Friends with C.C. Simeon Suce-Fleur**
C.C. and the Singing Cigales with C.C. and Petit Papillon**
C.C. and the Spinning Spider with C.C. and the Curious Crapaud**
C.C. and Michelle Mantis with C.C. and Etienne Escargot**
C.C. and the Big Bétail with C.C. and the Orphan Zo-Zo**
C.C. and Batiste Bête Puante with C.C. and Bertile's Bon Voyage**
C.C. and Bidon Box Turtle with C.C. and Paillasse Poule d'Eau**
*Indicates books that are also available in French
**Indicates audiocassettes that are also available in French
Lizette Lizard introduces her bayou friends to her cousin, Echo Gecko, who repeats everything she hears and who wants to learn Cajun French.