Books by Coleen Salley

EPOSSUMONDAS PLAYS POSSUM by Coleen Salley
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Farewell, Epossumondas; we'll miss you. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
That adorable diaper-clad scalawag is back, doing what he does best. Read full book review >
EPOSSUMONDAS SAVES THE DAY by Coleen Salley
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

This high-spirited Louisiana version of the traditional folktale, "Sody Sallyraytus," is great fun to read aloud. Read full book review >
WHY EPOSSUMONDAS HAS NO HAIR ON HIS TAIL by Coleen Salley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Grrrrrrreat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Thinking about his long, skinny, and very pink tail, Epossumondas questions why, of all the animal tails he has seen, his is the funniest. Read full book review >
EPOSSUMONDAS by Coleen Salley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Shaggy-haired, diaper-clad Epossumondas becomes a new name for a classic character with a wry, southern twist, and no misunderstanding—it's outrageous fun! (Folktale. 3-8)"
Variations of Epaminondas or Foolish Jack have had the noodlehead misconstruing his mama's advice for years, from black face and black dialect to more comic renditions, but this version hangs by a tail—and a possum's tail no less. Read full book review >
WHO’S THAT TRIPPING OVER MY BRIDGE? by Coleen Salley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Salley has retired only from teaching as she proves that her expert storytelling skills are still in full bloom in this auspicious read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Renowned storyteller and retired children's-literature professor Salley debuts as a children's author with a retelling of the Three Billy Goats Gruff story set in her home territory of southern Louisiana. Read full book review >