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Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail

By Marigny Dupuy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Southern folktale is honed to perfection.

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With language that is a storyteller's dream and multimedia illustrations that are as artful as they are entertaining, this is a read-aloud gem. The accent, the pacing, and the humor combine in way that will cause almost any reader to sound like a seasoned raconteur.

This is the sequel to an earlier collaboration by renowned storyteller Coleen Salley and Caldecott Honor Award winner Janet Stevens. The first of Epossumondas' adventures follows the traditional storyline of the child's hilariously literal interpretation of his mother's requests. This delightful sequel veers off in a new direction and is enriched by the addition of two more familiar folktale characters, the trickster rabbit and the lumbering bear.

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