Join Maurice as he travels through an enchanted bayou land! While fishing with his brother one morning, Maurice sees a little blue crawfish examining his watch, yelling, “I’m late! I’m late!” The crawfish then jumps into a large hole, and Maurice, seeing that the watch was left behind, decides to follow him down the crawfish hole. Little does he know of the fantastic adventure he is about to have or the unusual characters he will encounter.
In this Cajun version of the classic Alice in Wonderland tale, Maurice makes his way through the swampy bayou, meeting a timid armadillo, a wild old Cajun trapper, a crazy alligator, and a mysterious opossum. He finally makes his way to the little blue crawfish, who is waiting for him with the mean and ruthless Toad Queen!
The colorful illustrations provide an enchanted view of Southern scenery, while the unique and creative tale encourages children to use their imaginations and enjoy references to Cajun culture. For those who are not familiar with Louisiana and the South, the scenes of Cajun lifestyle, food, and wildlife allow both children and adults to learn about the culture, in a story that is already familiar.