Synopses & Reviews
Epossumondas has a very important question: "Mama, why don't I have hair on my tail?"
And wouldn't you know it, Mama can tell him exactly why possum tails are all pink and naked and funny looking. Her story's a doozy! It goes way back to Epossumondas's great-great-grandpa, Papapossum. When hungry Papapossum and his growly ol' stomach meet up with wily Hare, cranky Bear, and a persimmon tree . . . well, it's one hair-raisin' adventure!
Renowned storyteller Coleen Salley and Caldecott Honor illustrator Janet Stevens team up again, drawing on the Uncle Remus tradition and their own wild imaginations to expose a hilarious--and important!--moment in possum history.
Praise and honors for Epossumondas
"A treasure."--The New York Times Book Review
[star]"Silliness to the hilt . . . Outrageous fun!"--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
[star]"Hilarious."--School Library Journal (starred review)
Bank Street College of Education Irma Simonton and James H. Black Honor
Book Sense 76 Pick
IRA-CBC Children's Choice
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
Renowned storyteller Salley and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Stevens team up for this follow-up to their "Epossumondas," drawing on the Uncle Remus tradition and their own imaginations to expose a hilarious and important moment in possum history. Full color.
Epossumondas learns his great-great granddaddy's hilarious role in possum history.
About the Author
COLEEN SALLEY (1946-2008) was a renowned storyteller, a distinguished professor of childrenand#39;s literature, andandnbsp;the author of aandnbsp;number of belovedandnbsp;picture books. The classic Southernandnbsp;story of Epaminondasandnbsp;was her longtimeandnbsp;trademark tale at storytelling performances nationwide. She adaptedandnbsp;this storyandnbsp;into the acclaimed picture bookandnbsp;Epossumondas,andnbsp;followed by Why Epossumondas Has No Hair onandnbsp;His Tail, Epossumondas Saves the Day, and Epossumondas Plays Possum, all illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Janet Stevens. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,andnbsp;Coleen Salleyandnbsp;livedandnbsp;for many years in the French Quarterandnbsp;of New Orleans.