Possum and the Peeper
By Anne Hunter
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Library Binding, 9780395846315, 32pp.)
Publication Date: January 1998
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Peep! Peep! Peep! Possum opened one small eye. What was that noise? Snug and warm in the midst of his winter's nap, Possum is roused by a small peep, peep, peep. In cranky morning fashion he is determined to find out who has so rudely awakened him. He and his friends, a bear, a muskrat, and a couple of catbirds, who also want the racket to stop, search high and low for the mystery peeper. Soon, though, with the sun shining down warm on their feathers and fur, they realize it wasn't so bad to be rousted out of bed after all.
Anne Hunter lives on a farm in Vermont. Since attending Earlham College and graduating from the University of the Arts, she has worked full-time as an illustrator, well-known for her nature illustrations. Hunter has written and illustrated many children’s books, including Possum's Harvest Moon.
Wonderful. . . . Perfect for both lap sharing and reading aloud.” Booklist, ALA
Sweetly expressive, Hunter’s illustrations . . . are as irresistible as the peeper.” Kirkus Reviews
This book should be the first sign of spring in classrooms across the county.” School Library Journal
Hunter scores again as she trumpets in he season, rousing her entrancing characters from a long rest.” Publishers Weekly