Possum's Harvest Moon

Anne Hunter, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $15 (32p) ISBN 978-0-395-73575-6
A huge, yellow harvest moon puts Possum in a celebratory mood. But after he festoons the grass with lanterns and berries, his plans for an impromptu bash seem to be dashed when the usual nightlife crowd turns into party poopers. The crickets are all sung out from the long summer, and Raccoon is focused on getting in shape for winter (""So much to eat, so little time""). However, as the ripe golden moon rises higher, Possum's friends succumb to its spell and the meadow begins to hum and dance. Somewhat reminiscent of Fred Marcellino's work, debut author/artist Hunter's moonlit illustrations will entice bedtime readers. Echoing the texture of Possum's coarse, bristly hair, pen-and-ink scratchings animate the soft palette. A merry illumination of the moon-glowing, green-growing, bug-buzzing profusion of a seasonal last hurrah. Ages 3-8. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 07/29/1996
Release date: 08/01/1996
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