Clovis Crawfish & His Friends


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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.

Since he first appeared in 1962, Clovis Crawfish has taught children in Louisiana and across the country important concepts such as friendship, teamwork, and problem solving.

Through the adventures of Clovis and his friends, children also learn about the ecology of the bayou. Each story includes French words and phrases heard in everyday Cajun conversation.


Clovis lives in a mud house in Bayou Frog Tail, which strikes him as a strange name, since frogs don't even have tails. Bertile Butterfly is no help in explaining this mystery to him - all she wants to do is flit about and eat flowers. When inquisitive Clovis finally discovers the answer from Fernand Frog, he doesn't have much time to dwell on it because M'sieu Blue Jay is about to make a meal of his good friend Gaston Grasshopper! 

Can Clovis save his friend and save the day?