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Possum awakes one autumn evening and decides to invite his animal friends to a party to celebrate ...
Possum awakes one autumn evening and decides to invite his animal friends to a party to celebrate the beautiful harvest moon one last time before the long winter.
Hunter's first book is a sturdy piece of work, with crisp writing that is full of scratchy alliterations ("Raccoon rousted his crony, Rabbit"). The watercolor illustrations, done in a dark, woodsy palette, are covered with cross-hatching that swells every object with dimensionality. The animals sit inside the page borders like toys inside a box; these diorama-like nighttime scenes, with a huge harvest moon hovering above the horizon, have a hushed mystery that enhances the charms of the text.
Posted January 1, 2012