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Possum Come A-Knockin' by Nancy Van Laan
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Possum Come A-Knockin'

by Nancy Van Laan

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Possum Come a-Knockin' by Nancy Van Laan. Illustrated by George Booth. Copy right 1990. Published by The Trumpet Club. pg. 22

Type of Book: Poetry

Summary: This was a poetry book about a possum knocking at the door. The book rhymes with granny was a sittin' and a-rockin' and a-knittin' when a possum was knockin' at the door. It tells what everyone in the family was doing when the possum was knocking at the door. Then the cat starts acting up and made all of the family members want to know what was going on. So the child said there's a possum knocking at the door. They went to the door and opened it but did not see anything at the door. Everyone went back to what they were doing again. The child just looked out the window and watched the possum go up the tree and hand from a limb. The possum made a fool out of the child.

Response: This poetry book was meant for children but I think they would have a hard time reading it. It does not use proper English. The illustrations were good in it. There were a lot of words that rhymed in it also. It was a rhyming picture book.
  singleton2012 | Mar 9, 2014 |
A possum came a-knockin' on the front door while everyone in the house was busy. Only the child heard the knock, but he or she could not get anyone's attention! Finally the dog and the cat sense the possum at the door and everyone stops to listen. Pa went to check the door but the possum hid behind the tree! The possum tricked the family and made a fool of the child. This book rhymes and is a lot of fun; it is sure to put a smile on any child's face. ( )
  awoodham93 | Feb 14, 2013 |
One my favorite childhood books as a kid... my mom used to read it to my sister and I all the time. ( )
  Danie88 | Jan 28, 2009 |
Rollicking rhyming story of a troublesome possum knocking at the door. Great read-aloud. ( )
  eviltammy | Jan 28, 2008 |
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Illus. in full color. "While Granny is a-rockin' and a-knittin' and Ma's a-cookin' and Pa's a-fixin', that old possum in his top hat and vest just keeps on knocking. The narrator, a redheaded boy, tries to tell family members about the possum, and when the family checks, the possum hides. Should be popular with story-hour groups."--Booklist.

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A cumulative tale in verse about a mysterious stranger that interrupts a family's daily routine.

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