There’s an Opossum in My Backyard

A friendly opossum finds adventure in a family’s backyard

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A baby opossum falls off her mother’s back and finds herself in a strange new world—a suburban backyard. As the Green family and the opossum become acquainted with each other, the adventurous creature learns to sneak food from the dog bowl, avoid capture by an owl, and make friends with other wildlife along the way.

From the team who created the popular urban wildlife guide The Raccoon Next Door comes a story introducing one of California’s most adorable and intriguing critters.

About the Author and Illustrator

Gary BogueAuthor and wildlife expert Gary Bogue was curator of the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, California, for twelve years. He also wrote a daily column about pets and wildlife for the Contra Costa Times and Bay Area News Group for 42 years, and authored There’s an Opossum in My BackyardThere’s a Hummingbird in My Backyard, and The Raccoon Next Door.
Chuck ToddChuck Todd is an award-winning illustrator and visual journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. After more than two decades as a newspaper artist and presentation editor, Chuck has turned his focus to creating illustrations for children’s books, magazines, websites, and comics. Is That a Skunk? is his fourth illustrated wildlife book with author Gary Bogue. See more of Chuck’s artwork at