Every Saturday night at the Fais Dodo Thibaudeau, a suave young possum with a Zorro-like moustache takes the stage with his dobro to lead the band. In the audience, a pretty, doe-eyed possum falls for his charms. But just who could these plucky marsupials be? Mama and Papa Poss tell the story of how they first met and where their glory days as a musical duo began! Take a trip to the bayou in this side-splitting, toe-tapping tale that pays homage to Louisiana’s Cajun and Zydeco music traditions. 𝙍𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣’ 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙖𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝘿𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙇𝙤𝙪𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙖! is the first story in the We’re a Possum Family Band series, which follows Mama and Papa Poss on their travels that bring them across North America to the birthplaces of Cajun, jazz, country, rock’n’roll, blues, and traditional Quebecois music. At the end of each story, explanatory notes delve into the key figures, instruments and customs behind each genre. Author and singer-songwriter Bïa Kreiger teamed up with Erik West-Millette and Olaf Gundel to write the stories and songs for the series alongside illustrations by Fanny Berthiaume. Recordings of the narrated story and the songs “Dance With Me Darling,” “Allons danser Colinda,” and “Possum Anthem,” performed by Alexa Devine, Olaf Gundel and Annick Brémault, are available online via a QR code. A free teaching guide (Grades K-3) will also be available for download. 𝙍𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣’ 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙖𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝘿𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙇𝙤𝙪𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙖! is available October 2023. Find it with your local bookseller, or online on Bookshop, Bookmanager, Indigo, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay informed about our new releases and events and for a chance to win our subscriber giveaway. To order books for your library or bookstore, please contact Hornblower Books/University of Toronto Press (Canada, United States) and MMS/BookSource (United Kingdom). For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.