Possum and the Peeper by Anne Hunter is yet another spring-friendly book. The main character, a possum, keeps hearing a mysterious noise that he and his friends eventually discover the source of. The suspense made this story fun to read. I was really aware of how every time they talked about the noise they gave it a new name: DIN, RACKET, etc. which was great for subtly building a child's vocabulary. It had incredibly sweet pictures which reminded me of Melissa Sweet's illustrations a little bit. Best of all, nature was at the soul of the story, nature as it is celebrated in the spring.


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