A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, professional storyteller Coleen Salley was presented the Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award for Epossumondas, her signature variation of an old southern folk tale. Epossumondas is the joy of his mama and auntie. But, as his mama is fond of saying, he doesn’t have the sense he was born with! Listeners of all ages will delight in this humorous tale of a precocious young possum who keeps getting himself into more and more mischief.
Beloved New Orleans storyteller Coleen Salley inspired countless children to embrace the joys of reading with her riotously funny—and distinctly Southern—children’s books. With the fourth book in the series, the late author presents readers with one more romp through the lively world of everybody’s favorite possum. Epossumondas wants to listen to Mama, but it’s so hard to remember everything.
Coleen Salley’s wonderful Epossumondas books are audio treats for young listeners. Mama is preparing a birthday cake for her sweet patootie, when she realizes she’s out of baking soda. So she sends two friends to the store to help out, but neither returns because they get swallowed by a huge snapping turtle. Mama then ventures out herself, only to meet the same fate. Now it’s up to Epossumondas to save the day and rescue everyone