Epossumondas has a very important
question: "Mama, why don't I have hair on my tail?"
And wouldn't you know it, Mama can tell him exactly
why possum tails are all pink and naked and funny looking. Her story's
a doozy! It goes way back to Epossumondas's great-great-grandpa,
Papapossum. When hungry Papapossum and his growly ol' stomach meet
up with wily Hare, cranky Bear, and a persimmon tree . . . well,
it's one hair-raisin' adventure!
Renowned storyteller Coleen Salley and Caldecott Honor
Stevens team up again, drawing on the Uncle Remus tradition
and their own wild imaginations to expose a hilarious--and important!--moment
in possum history.