Friday Faves // GROUNDHUG DAY by Anne Marie Pace
Happy Groundhog Day! Do you believe this little animal can forecast the rest of our season? Supposedly today, Punxsutawney Phill, saw his shadow when he came out for a quick visit to the entire world! Poor thing! So, if you follow all groundhog day predictions, that means we have six more weeks of winter.
DUH! Today my kids and I woke to icy roads and a snow coating that caused a two hour school delay! I’d say winter is here to stay for awhile.
We have a groundhog that lives beneath our shed. She and her family made their home there long ago and we watch as they start to come out of hibernation in the Spring. She makes a bit of a mess of the lawn with her tunnels and eating the clover, but she and her babies are adorable! I can’t imagine she would like us to dig her out of a deep sleep and ask if Spring will come early!
My kids and I have been reading this adorable book just in time for Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day! I want to share it with you in case you are looking for an adorable book to gift or share with your own kiddos!
GROUNDHUG DAY by Vampirina Ballerina (my kids love this show) author Anne Marie Pace with illustrations by New York Times bestselling Christopher Denise, is utterly heartwarming and sure to be a hit, whether readers are bursting for spring or snuggling up for six more weeks of winter. With Denise’s cozy illustrations paired with Pace’s laugh-out-loud writing, GROUNDHUG DAY will have kids and grown-ups alike chuckling at their antics and volunteering their own solutions to help Groundhog!
GROUNDHUG DAY is utterly heartwarming and sure to be a hit, whether readers are bursting for spring or snuggling up for six more weeks of winter. The festive combination of Valentine’s Day and Groundhog Day makes this picture book a sweet standout for holiday reading.
Moose is having a Valentine’s Day party, and all his friends are so excited! Everyone except Groundhog, that is. If Groundhog sees his shadow outside, he’ll hide in his hole for six more weeks and miss the party! Determined to help their friend join them, Moose, Squirrel, Bunny, and Porcupine put their heads together and come up with a plan. But will it be enough to get Groundhog out to play? This story celebrates friends who look out for each other through thick and thin and all year round.
I’d say coming out of hibernation for a Valentine’s Day party is a good excuse, but coming out of that long winter nap to predict the weather – EH!