Thursday, March 11, 2010


Epossumondas is probably the hardest charcter name I have ever had to say.  In reading these books, I said them a lot! In Epossumondas (and hard to type, geesh!) by Coleen Salley, Epossumondas, takes his mother's instructions much too literally.  Think Amelia Bedelia only this is a cute little possum.  He travels from his aunts house to home and each time is given some present.  A piece of cake, a puppy. When he returns home his mother instructs him on the correct way of carrying home what he is given.  So he follows those same instructions with the next gift with hilarious results.  The ending  is my favorite.  

In Epossumondas Plays Possum, Epossumondas goes into the swamp alone and plays possum to a host of swam creatures.  He again doesn't follow his mother's instructions correctly. 

These are delightful noodlehead tales but I am always fearful of reading these types of stories aloud.  The children I've read Amelia Bedelia too don't always get why they are funny. 

Annabelle loves Amelia Bedelia and she loved these ones too.  She enjoyed them and to hear her say Epossumondas was worth it!


  1. Thanks for joining this week. I have never heard of these books before. I have to say that Anna didn't "get" Amelia Bedelia, but I am hoping that in a couple of years she will enjoy them more than today. I bookmarked your post into my "read later" category.

  2. Thanks for stopping by from PEAR! I loved reading A. B. to my kids. I look forward to seeing your projects with book pages!

  3. Adorable books. I'm always looking for good books either to read to my daughter or to my class.

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  5. Love those books! Happy Friday!


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