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Who's Epossumondas? Why, he's his mama's and his auntie's sweet little patootie, that's who. He's also the silliest, most lovable, most muddleheaded possum south of the Mason-Dixon line.
Better choose your words wisely when he's around, 'cause otherwise you never know "what" you'll get. Epossumondas just might bring you a fist full of crumbs, or a soaking wet puppy, or a scruffy wad of bread--oh, you just wouldn't believe it!
Renowned storyteller Coleen Salley and Caldecott Honor illustrator Janet Stevens team up for this
outrageous twist on the Southern story of the noodlehead who takes everything
. (Or is that Epossumondas just pulling his mama's leg?)
When Epossumondas wonders why his tail is long, naked and pink, Mama tells this amusing tale of how great-great-grandpa Papapossum’s insatiable craving for persimmons led to a tail tug-o’-war with Bear and earned the possum its unusual, yet handy, tail.
Epossumondas, our sweet little patootie of a possum, displays his bravery...or his forgetfulness...as he meanders after a butterfly into the scary ol' swamp where the dreaded loup-garou lives. Once he is in there, he gets lost and starts hearing scary snarls, hisses, and snorts. So he does the one thing every good possum should do--play dead! Luckily, none of his predators eat dead meat, except the one with the big, ugly claws...can Epossumondas escape the dreaded captors claws?!?
Kiss the Book blog
It’s Epossumondas's birthday, so Mama's whipping up his favorite biscuits. But she's plumb out of sody sallyraytus! (That's
to all you Yankees.) Everybody knows you can’t make big, fluffy biscuits without sody. One by one, Baby Gator, Auntie, and Mama scoot to the store to fetch some. But when no one comes back, it’s up to Epossumondas to run out and see what’s what--until he runs smack into a great, huge, ugly Louisiana snapping turtle!
Juan Bobo Goes to Work...(retold by Marisa Montes)
What can you do with a boy who tries to do things right but only leaves disaster in his wake?
Although he tries to do exactly as his mother tells him, foolish Juan Bobo keeps getting things all wrong
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