When in Doubt, Play Dead
About the Book
This adorable book of pocket wisdom with 70 watercolor illustrations offers surprising insight from a delightfully unexpected source: the opossum.
The opossum—shy, awkward, resourceful, and deeply misunderstood yet thoroughly relatable—offers a model for seeing the world—and oneself—in an entirely fresh way.
Written and illustrated by Ally Burguieres, a wildlife rehabber and creator of popular Instagram account @ItsMeSesame who spends her days caring for opossums and learning from them, this book offers hope, inspiration, and encouragement to embrace life’s weird, wild, and wonderful moments.
- Learn to live your life the opossum way with advice including:The difference between a weed and a flower is often a matter of taste.
- It’s nobody’s business what’s in your pouch. Unless you’ve got snacks in there. In which case, you should share.
- A bit of risk is part of life. Cross that street, but ALWAYS look both ways beforehand.
- Smile! Unless someone tells you to, in which case you are well within your rights to scream.
- And more
About the Author
Ally Burguieres is a wildlife rehabber, possum ambassador, and the human behind the viral @ItsMeSesame Instagram account, home of the internet’s most beloved possums. When she’s not wrangling her posse of rescue possums, she work as an artist and manages two boutiques and an art gallery in New Orleans.