The Groundhog Day Book of Facts and Fun

The Groundhog Day Book of Facts and Fun

by Wendie C. Old, Paige Billin-Frye
     
 

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This book of facts and fun provides plenty of information about groundhogs and the origin of Groundhog Day. Groundhog riddles and ideas for throwing a Groundhog Day party are included.

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This book of facts and fun provides plenty of information about groundhogs and the origin of Groundhog Day. Groundhog riddles and ideas for throwing a Groundhog Day party are included.

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"Sprightly watercolor pictures jumping with cartoon-style groundhogs work hand in hand with the clearly stated information."

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"A final page of riddles will leave readers grinning."

Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature
Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Groundhog Day? After all, just where did the idea come from that a little old groundhog, asleep underground all winter, would suddenly wake up every year on February 2nd and accurately predict whether spring will come early or late? And why do people all over the globe take such an interest in it? This informative book clues us in to the history and the legends that surround Groundhog Day and the most famous weather-predicting groundhog of them all, Punxsutawney Phil. To top it off, a science lesson on the seasons, background on groundhogs and their hibernating habits, silly riddles, and fun suggestions on how to celebrate this annual event are all provided along with fun and lively illustrations. From A to Z, as the title suggests, you will be sure to get all the facts and fun you could ever imagine about this well-known but often misunderstood holiday. 2004, Albert Whitman and Company, Ages 7 up.
—Sheree Van Vreede
Kirkus Reviews
Peppered with quirky little boxed riddles ("What is a groundhog's favorite book? HOLES, by Louis Sachar"), this look at the major hole-digging animal in the eastern US delivers the facts and fun it promises. Readers learn that "groundhogs are woodchucks are whistle pigs are marmots," that groundhogs perform the important job of aerating earth and creating topsoil, and that "nothing gets wasted in nature." Along the way, they are entertained by Billin-Frye's lighthearted, comic watercolor illustrations of this denizen of the dirt in all his grime and glory, and by deftly delivered facts and figures (and party plans, complete with suggestions for games, shadow activities, food, and crafts) about groundhogs past and present and about the interesting evolution of Groundhog Day. A final page of riddles will leave readers grinning. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807530665
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.17(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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