Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather [NOOK Book]

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Geoffrey Groundhog is famous for predicting how long winter will last, and each February 2, everyone waits to hear what he has to say when he emerges to look for his shadow. But as his fame grows, so does the commotion surrounding his burrow. Finally, one February things get so bad that when Geoffrey makes his appearance he can't even see the ground, much less his shadow, because of all the lights, reporters, and cameras. How's anyone to know when spring will arrive? Predicting the weather isn't easy, not even ...
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Overview

Geoffrey Groundhog is famous for predicting how long winter will last, and each February 2, everyone waits to hear what he has to say when he emerges to look for his shadow. But as his fame grows, so does the commotion surrounding his burrow. Finally, one February things get so bad that when Geoffrey makes his appearance he can't even see the ground, much less his shadow, because of all the lights, reporters, and cameras. How's anyone to know when spring will arrive? Predicting the weather isn't easy, not even for a groundhog. Readers will laugh aloud at Geoffrey's clever solution to his predicament.

When Geoffrey Groundhog pops out of his hole to predict the weather, he is blinded by television cameras and lights and is unable to see if he has a shadow. No one in town knows how to proceed, so Geoffrey needs help fast.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As if a Bill Murray movie wasn't enough, the Groundhog Day tradition gets additional play in the controlled mayhem of this picture book. Geoffrey Groundhog awakens one February 2nd and applies his mother's teachings to predict when spring will arrive. Reported in the local newspaper, his forecast proves correct, and all the animals of Mooseflats County are duly impressed. The following year, pigs, deer, and rabbits surround Geoffrey's burrow-but so many TV lights flash in Geoffrey's eyes that he can't tell whether he has seen his shadow or not. The media madness mounts-and subsides only after Geoffrey calls on his mother for expert counsel. Koscielniak (Bear and Bunny Grow Tomatoes) tones down the frenzy of activity with a subdued palette of olive greens, browns and other wintry hues. At the same time he keeps the tone light, integrating into his narrative humorous newspaper headlines (``Was There a Shadow? Weather Picture Muddled'') and lacing his antic ink-and-watercolor illustrations with satisfyingly silly scenery, like a matronly pig balancing a tray of teacups at the annual Spring Tea. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Gina Sides
Geoffrey Groundhog cannot see his shadow with all the reporters, cameras and lights of the news media. This lack of information on the coming of spring flummoxes everyone's plans. However, Geoffrey finds a way to get the prediction. The ironic twist of plot and setting will amuse all ages as will Koscielniak's whimsical illustrations.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Predicting the weather seems easy to Geoffrey Groundhog, who recalls his mother's advice regarding the sighting of his shadow on February 2. He reports his findings to Merton Moose at the newspaper, and the following year, various townsfolk eagerly await his prediction. Billboards and posters exploit his image to sell products from toothpaste to ``Ground Hoggers Jogging Shoes.'' As Geoffrey sleeps, unaware of the turmoil, television cameras and reporters gather near the entrance of his burrow, waiting for him to appear. Imagine his surprise when he dashes out, only to be bombarded with flashing lights and questions! With all the turmoil, he can't see anything, leaving the town desperately seeking weather information. Geoffrey's solution-to call his mother for her sighting-will be humorous and reassuring to young audiences. Unfortunately, the real humor-the satirical pervasiveness of the media-might be lost on them. Though reasons for the sequence of events often remain unclear, the energetic watercolor and pen drawings vividly depict both the chaotic media influence and the snowy calm of the town in its usual state, including endearing characters and an appealing cover.-Tana Elias, Meadowridge Branch Library, Madison, WI
Carolyn Phelan
Remembering what his mother told him "If you see your shadow on Groundhog Day . . . winter will last six more weeks" , Geoffrey Groundhog emerges from his burrow and checks out the ground, then hurries to the offices of the "Daily Gazette" to report his forecast. Because Geoffrey's success in predicting the weather makes him an overnight celebrity, the next year on February 2, he pops up into the blinding glare of lights and cameras and the confusion of a media event. He's flustered and unsure about the shadow signs, but a call to his mom saves the day. Cartoonlike ink drawings with gentle watercolor washes add more than a touch of humor to this appealing holiday story. Read it for Groundhog Day, or save it for Mother's Day, when its wit could serve as an antidote for an overdose of sentimentality.
From the Publisher
"Read it for Groundhog Day, or save it for Mother's Day, when its wit could serve as an antidote for an overdose of sentimentality." Booklist, ALA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547562414
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/25/1995
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

Bruce Koscielniak is the author and illustrator of several books for children; he is also a musician who has played the violin and jazz guitar for many years. He lives in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Groundhog :)

    I lovvvvvvvvveeeeeee groundhogs I wasborn on Groundhog's Day & i have a bunch of toy groundhogs My mommy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Jaystar

    Onto the next book, this was awesome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Shadows of Days chapter nineteen/afterword-Amberpool

    Amberpool leaped up as a gray thinf streaked through cat. "Dovewing" she yelped as it whisked by. "Cancer!" Nightleap screamed "she's heading towards Lilyblaze!". Anoter gray stre flew by. It intercepted Cancer an started raking hr face. "What are you doing?" Cancer hissed. "You killed my mate threatened to kill my kits. You made me wash my paws with blood. This is my clan and I will protect it. NOW SCRAM!" Dovewing replied. Cancer fled in a frenzy. "I accept my punisment" Dovewing looked Brambkestar straight in the eye. "You dont deserve one." He replied rather dryly "We have new troubles. Cancer is out there. We have to be wary from now on" Brambkestar looked over at Dovewing. "All cat have to be wary. From now on, we are all equal. No matter how many lives or if you have been in a prohpcy. The future holds a dangerous time. We must be perpared" 69757910373 That was rather short. Lets review this book. Dovewing murdered cats to save her kits when she couldn't save Bumblestripe. Next book. The Seige. "When Lilyblaze has a new responisblity, ThunderClan has a important issue. Cats are fed up with having their teerity shared with a foxs. Now when prey is scarce in Green-Leaf. With Cancer prowling in the forest, the Shadow Warriors plotting in the shadows, and the hostile clans bisde them, Lilyblaze knows that a seige on camp won't only bring them back to camp. It may be ThunderClans only choice for survival" that is at "mkay". Rather un-related,eh. I am not Canadain. I say rather alot, eh. Arg! Anywho, thks for reaing. See ya- SnowStorm author of After the War and Shadows of Days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Pistof

    BABY BOOK BABY BOOK!&i am rele pisdoff & thes book looks stupad NO STAR RATING!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Awesome

    Cute book!

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