Dustin Hoffman narrates APPLEBLOSSOM THE POSSUM

Young listeners—and adults alike!—will adore APPLEBLOSSOM THE POSSUM, read on audiobook by Academy Award-winning actor, Dustin Hoffman. This heartwarming and funny animal adventure by Holly Goldberg Sloan, the award-winning author of Counting by 7s, also features sound effects, and music by Ry Cooder, resulting in a truly charming and magical listen.

People Magazine recently shared “Why Dustin Hoffman’s 9-Year-Old Granddaughter Is Crazy Envious of His Latest Role.” It seemed that perhaps someone else had fallen in love with the adorable character of Appleblossom as well. But lucky for little listeners everywhere, they can ALL fall in love with Appleblossom and enjoy this family-friendly audiobook together thanks to Dustin Hoffman’s possum-perfect narration. After all, as any fan of Tootsie knows, the fact that Appleblossom may be female is no hurdle for Hoffman, who can brilliantly take on any role. And in fact, in this audio he takes on every role, of course!

Check out a clip of this delightful listen, read by one of the greatest actors and storytellers of our time. And be sure to scroll down to check out a close-up of an incredible photo of Dustin enjoying storytime along with a furry new friend. (Now that‘s doing your narrator research!)

Dustin Hoffman making new friends. (Yes, that’s a real possum on his lap.)

Dustin Hoffman making new friends.
(Yes, that’s a real possum on his lap.)


“Readers will enjoy both the realistic details of a newborn possum making her way to her mother’s pouch, and the fanciful view of adult possums’ urban nightlife, complete with rooftop music and a conga line.”—Booklist

“A perfectly sweet animal tale, with just the right blend of humor, excitement, and uncertainty.”—School Library Journal

“A warm and funny possum-family saga.”—Kirkus

APPLEBLOSSOM THE POSSUM went on sale August 11, 2015.
Learn more about the audiobook here.