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Epossumondas Saves the Day by Coleen Salley
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Epossumondas Saves the Day

by Coleen Salley

Other authors: Janet Stevens (Illustrator)

Series: Epossumondas (3)

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What an adorable book! The vernacular used in the writing alone is fantastic, but added with the illustrations it is priceless! It is amusing and provides an explanation at the end of the book that allows a glimpse into Southern culture. ( )
  SADAMS30 | Jul 9, 2012 |
Epossumondas' friends and family disappear into the belly of a mean, old, ugly snapping turtle after leaving the store with the baking soda needed for his cake. Can he save them and his birthday party? This feels like an old fashioned folk tale with a satisfying plot and engaging characters. Illustrations are excellent, as usual for Janet Stevens. ( )
  mrcmyoung | Jul 12, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152057013, Hardcover)

It’s Epossumondas's birthday, so Mama's whipping up his favorite biscuits. But she's plumb out of sody sallyraytus! (That's baking soda to all you Yankees.) Everybody knows you can’t make big, fluffy biscuits without sody. One by one, Baby Gator, Auntie, and Mama scoot to the store to fetch some. But when no one comes back, it’s up to Epossumondas to run out and see what’s what--until he runs smack into a great, huge, ugly Louisiana snapping turtle!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:47 -0400)

In this variation on the folktale, Sody Salyraytus, each of Epossumondas's birthday guests disappears until it is finally up to him to rescue them all and bring home the "sody" for his birthday biscuits.

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