Somewhere in the Bayou by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey

Reading Age: 6 – 8 years

Grade Level: Preschool – 2

Publisher: Norton Young Readers

Publication Date: March 1, 2022

An opossum, rabbit, squirrel and mouse want to cross a swamp. They see a log that seems like a perfect bridge to get them across the water. Unfortunately a tail appears to be resting against one side of the log. Though a bit hesitant, one by one three of the animals try to walk across the log and each one fails. Finally, the mouse assists the tail and gets across the water. The ending is surprising, and can send a slight chill up the spine, but is also funny. Illustrations are large with expressive characters. Another all year read but can also be read around a Halloween affair for children.


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