The Possum That Didn't

The Possum That Didn't

by Frank Tashlin

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There once was a happy little possum, the happiest animal in the entire forest, who always wore a great big smile. This jolly creature was content simply to hang by his tail from a tree until he was discovered by a group of picnickers. Mistaking the possum's upside-down smile for a frown, the people resolve to rescue him ― and they turn the little possum's world topsy-turvy.
Strikingly illustrated in black-and-white, this memorable satire of cultural intolerance was created by Frank Tashlin, the famed animator, film director, and author of The Bear That Wasn't. Readers of all ages will appreciate the book's message as well as its distinctive drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486800806
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 02/17/2016
Edition description: First Edition, First
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Frank Tashlin (1931–1972) was a well-known animator, screenwriter, and director. He worked for Warner Brothers, Disney, and Columbia as an animator; wrote gags for Lucille Ball and the Marx Brothers; and directed several films, including The Girl Can't Help It and Rock-a-Bye-Baby. His illustrated books, including The Bear That Wasn't, are satirical in nature and appeal to adults as well as children.

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The Possum That Didn't

By Frank Tashlin

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 1977 Frank Tashlin
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ISBN: 978-0-486-81038-6


Once upon a time not so long ago, in a forest not so far away, there lived a 'Possum. He was a happy little 'Possum, who always wore a great big smile.

He would smile when the sun was shining.

He would smile when the moon was shining.

He would smile when nothing was shining.

He would smile too, as he climbed up a tall tree, that had a long overhanging branch.

When he reached the branch, he would wrap his long tail ever so tightly around it, and then ...

... he would hang upside down by his tail, just like all 'Possums do. He would hang like this for days, just smiling and smiling and then smiling some more. He was the happiest, smilingest, hangingest 'Possum in the whole forest.

One day some people approached the tree. They had been on a picnic and were on their way back to the city.


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