Friendship is the underlying subject as the beauty and dangers of bayou life are depicted in this, the very first volume in the landmark Clovis Crawfish series, now in full color for the first time.
A curious crawfish, Clovis always wants to know why and what things are. He wonders why his bayou is called "Tail of the Frog," when frogs don't even have tails. Bertile Butterfly couldn't care less-she's interested in only one thing-flowers. And when Clovis finally discovers his, he hardly has time to dwell on it.
Gaston Grasshopper's life is in danger because hungry M'sieu Blue Jay has decided to make a meal of him. When the terrified Gaston takes cover from the swooping bird in Clovis's mud home, Clovis risks his own life to save his friend. Clovis's friends come quickly to his aid as he tangles with M'sieu Blue Jay.
French and Acadian-French phrases heard in everyday Cajun conversation are used throughout the book. A pronunciation guide and glossary are included along with a simple French song with an English translation.
Originally published in 1961, Clovis Crawfish and His Friends contains artwork by award-winning illustrator Keith Graves, a freelance artist who holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He also is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York