A little Scottish groundhog and his shadow share a story about Groundhog Day.
School Library JournalGr 1-3-This Scottish twist on the groundhog story is full of visual and literal humor. Andrew McGroundhog's shadow is tired of following him around, freezing in water, exhausted from going up and down trees, and being stepped on and sat upon. Shadow and Andrew make a deal to hibernate and come out when spring arrives. Many jokes will be over children's heads ("a cool breeze would often catch him under his kilt") but they will enjoy the "OW!!s" and "YIPES!!" and bonks on the nose. The cartoon illustrations will amuse as well, particularly the array of critters surrounding Andrew, including the Loch Ness monster, a feisty red crowlike bird, and rabbits playing hopscotch. However, the wordy text is in need of some pruning. Also, one must wonder why Andrew has a shadow and the Wicken Tree and cairn of blue rocks do not? A glossary of Scottish words is included, although the pronunciations are somewhat confusing.-Ann Cook, formerly at Winter Park Public Library, FL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
- Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.29(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.34(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
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Andrew McGroundhog and His Shady Shadow based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Tells the Scottish legend behind Groundhog Day in a lighthearted style great for all ages. Grade school teachers especially would find this book helpful in the classroom. Has a fun glossary in the back defining all the Scottish expressions that are used.
A fantastic childrens book! Creative writing, cute , meaningful artwork, and a great message! I look forward to sseeing more from Mr. Welling in the future!