By the light of the final full moon of autumn, Possum kicks off a celebration with his friends. PW called it "a merry illumination of the moon-glowing, green-growing, bug-buzzing profusion of a seasonal last hurrah." Ages 4-8.
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PreSchool-Grade 2?One autumn evening, Possum looks up and sees the biggest, brightest harvest moon ever. He decides to have one last party before the long winter and invites all of his friends. But the mice, raccoon, crickets, and frogs are all busy getting ready for winter, and it looks as if no one will come. Possum sits by himself in the clearing until everyone realizes it is not a night or a moon to waste without dancing and feasting, and they all join the celebration. Appealing illustrations are done in watercolors and pen-and-ink with subdued autumn and night hues of green, brown, black, and orange. The pictures depict the creatures of the meadow in soft detail, enjoying the moonlight with tiny party hats perched on their heads. The book will be excellent for story times on what animals do during the winter, paired, for example, with Lydia Dabcovich's Sleepy Bear (Dutton, 1982), Leo Lionni's Frederick (Knopf, 1967), and Jack Kent's Round Robin (S & S, 1989). A sensational selection, regardless of the season?Judith Constantinides, East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
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Wonderful autumn /harvest story for little ones. The illustrations are charming!Published 4 months ago by cat
Beautiful illustrations, adorable story, all-around great book! I'll admit, I bought this totally for myself because I really like possums, and it doesn't disappoint!Published 11 months ago by Maggie S.
A great seasonal story about the change from fall to winter. Illustrations are simple and inviting. Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by D. Strassner
The book shipped quickly. My 4 and 5 year old students love this story. I plan on using it in my fall lesson plans for years to come.Published on January 26, 2013 by KaySimone
I do not remember who introduced this book to me. My oldest child was very young but something about this book grabbed my heart. Read morePublished on September 29, 2012 by chrisdd