In Opossums, beginning readers follow an opossum as it hunts for food, defends itself against a predator, and raises its young. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully levelled text engage young readers as they learn all about this nocturnal animal. A labeled diagram helps readers identify an opossum's body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about opossums online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Opossums also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.