Raccoon Tune by Nancy Shaw

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A family of mischievous raccoons rifles through sleeping people’s trash in search of treats.

June night,
Just-right-for-raccoon night—
Not too dark,
Not too bright,
As we look for treats."

And look, indeed, they do! A precocious family of raccoons prowls around the neighborhood, making a ruckus until they find a supper that’s truly “delish.”

This rollicking night outing, in lively verse and action-filled pictures, is sure to make the young reader laugh out loud.

About Nancy Shaw

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Nancy Shaw is the author of the popular Sheep in a Jeep and its sequels. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Harvard University. She and her husband live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They have two grown children.Howard Fine is the illustrator of several books for children, including the highly successful Piggie Pie! He studied at Bucknell University and the Philadelphia College of Art. Mr. Fine lives in White Plains, New York, with his wife and three children.
Published May 1, 2003 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ Soon we hope to find a heap / Of cheese and bread crumbs, / Piled deep / On codfish bones and beets.” A parent raccoon and three youngsters head for some trashcans for their evening meal.

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Fine's (Piggie Pie!) painterly illustrations, in a lush nighttime palette of deep blues and greens, perfectly capture the mischief in the creatures' expressive faces (one baby raccoon even mimics the Home Alone star's famous gesture as the runaway can rolls downhill).

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