Possum Come A-Knockin'

by Nancy Van Laan and George Booth

"Granny was a-sittin' and a-rockin' and a knittin' when a possum come... read more

"Granny was a-sittin' and a-rockin' and a knittin' when a possum come a-knockin' at the door." Granny, Pappy, Ma, Pa, Brother, Sis, Coon-dawg and Tom-cat were all busy doing something when they were interrupted by a knock on the door. This high-spirited, rollicking cumulative tale written in the cadences of Southern U.S. speech begs to be read aloud and enjoyed for the sound of it as much as the meaning. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990

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