When sly, top-hatted possum raps at the moonlit door, only three of the busy family seen through the window notice: hound,...

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POSSUM COME A-KNOCKIN'

When sly, top-hatted possum raps at the moonlit door, only three of the busy family seen through the window notice: hound, cat, and a small child. Meanwhile, as described in exuberant verse, ""Pappy was a-whittlin',/makin' play toys for the baby . . .Sis was tossin' Baby/while Pappy was a-whittlin'""--all cheerfully oblivious to the ruckus outside Booth, whose comically dour characters are familiar to New Yorker readers, extends the story with several pictorial mini-dramas: the dance between the hanging light bulb and Brother's wayward fish line; the hound's mounting aggravation; the possum's mischievous retreat when Pa finally opens the door. High-spirited, imaginative fun.

Pub Date: April 1, 1990

ISBN: 0679834680

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Knopf

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15, 1990