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Appleblossom the Possum (edition 2015)

by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Author), Gary Rosen (Illustrator)

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Title:Appleblossom the Possum
Authors:Holly Goldberg Sloan (Author)
Other authors:Gary Rosen (Illustrator)
Info:Dial Books (2015), 288 pages

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Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Goldberg Sloan



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I adored this book! Appleblossom is one of the possoms born in her mother's first litter, so her name begins with A, as do all of her siblings' names. Mama has them practice their acting skills regularly, and it's really fun until they learn why: they need to use these skills against three evil monsters: people, cars and dogs. Appleblossom still manages to end up in a people house, but the girl of the house is not mean or scary but wants a friend. ( )
  ChristianR | May 6, 2017 |
Appleblossom is one child in a large possum family, and this is her story. It's sweet, cute and occasionally very funny, but as a complete novel never quite lives up to its promise. The plot seemed to peter out before the book did, and once Big Poss (the father possum) shows up, the book goes downhill from there. ( )
  fingerpost | May 30, 2016 |
It was cute and would be a good read-aloud, but I liked 'Firefly Hollow' better. ( )
  BillieBook | Mar 1, 2016 |
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman. Appleblossom gets trapped inside the monsters' house (people and a dog) but finds a friendly spirit in the smallest people (Izzy the girl). Hoffman has a hey-day with this charming family-friendly story, bringing eye-winking humor to the acting terms (acting is an important possum skill so they can play dead, you know!) and presenting the young possums as cuddly and appealing. His Old Poss is a particular hoot. Play this while driving over the river and through the woods to grandma's! ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803741332, Hardcover)

Fans of E.B. White and Dick King-Smith will adore this heartwarming and funny animal adventure by the award-winning author of Counting by 7s

Mama has trained up her baby possums in the ways of their breed, and now it’s time for all of them—even little Appleblossom—to make their way in the world. Appleblossom knows the rules: she must never be seen during the day, and she must avoid cars, humans, and the dreaded hairies (sometimes known as dogs). Even so, Appleblossom decides to spy on a human family—and accidentally falls down their chimney! The curious Appleblossom, her faithful brothers—who launch a hilarious rescue mission—and even the little girl in the house have no idea how fascinating the big world can be. But they're about to find out!

With dynamic illustrations, a tight-knit family, and a glimpse at the world from a charming little marsupial's point of view, this cozy animal story is a perfect read-aloud and a classic in the making.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:02 -0400)

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