Groundhog Gets a Say

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There’s so much more to being a groundhog than just putting on a show once a year, and Groundhog has decided it’s time to tell the world the Hog truth. With the help of a few of his fans, Groundhog is ready to tell everything about himself, from how loud he can whistle (loud), to how fast he can run (not fast), to how many things he uses his teeth for (a lot). Groundhog may be full of himself, but chances are good that, by the end of this book, you’ll agree he’s pretty wonderful! From the illustrator of the Junie...

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Overview

There’s so much more to being a groundhog than just putting on a show once a year, and Groundhog has decided it’s time to tell the world the Hog truth. With the help of a few of his fans, Groundhog is ready to tell everything about himself, from how loud he can whistle (loud), to how fast he can run (not fast), to how many things he uses his teeth for (a lot). Groundhog may be full of himself, but chances are good that, by the end of this book, you’ll agree he’s pretty wonderful! From the illustrator of the Junie B. Jones books and the author of the Melvil & Dewey books comes a funny, fact-filled look at what happens when one very proud groundhog speaks out.

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A remarkably informative book with lots of read-aloud and classroom potential. (The Horn Book)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142408964
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/27/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 219,612
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.77 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

For many years, Pamela Curtis Swallow led a double life, working as both a writer of books for young people and as a school librarian. But what a perfect combination that was. She was able to keep in touch with children and young adults, as well as with the books they love. Pam now writes full-time.

Pam grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut, the daughter of two educators. With her father as her principal and her mother on her school’s faculty, Pam had to try to stifle her giggle and sit still … she’s still trying. Pam was an avid reader of horse stories and fully expected to have a career as a cowhand, riding the western ranges.

But through many twists and turns, which included studies at Skidmore College, New York University, and Rutgers University School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Pam became an English and history teacher, and then a school librarian. It has been during her library years that Pam began to write books. Her earliest stories were set in her school library and told of the escapades of her library gerbils.

Pam lives in Hunterdon County, New Jersey with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and Charlotte the groundhog. Raising children, working in schools, and being a keen observer with a fertile imagination, Pam has had no shortage of story material from which to draw. She usually has several projects going at the same time, for ideas are always perking at different stages of doneness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2006

    You should read this book...it is really good!!!

    Groundhog Day was yesterday and Groundhog was wondering where all the people were today. So another little groundhog was a reporter for the big groundhog's story. He found out that groundhogs can run as fast as a fourth grader. They can also swim, but they don't like it much. Their teeth stop growing when they hibernate. Scientists are wondering if people can hibernate too. As the groundhog told his story, the squirrel and the crow would make funny comments. When the groundhog told about rubbing noses with his mate, the reporter said, 'Yuck, disgusting!' I really liked the pictures and the comments in this book. I think it would be a great book for Groundhog's Day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2006

    Groundhog speaks out!

    In Pam Swallow's delightful picture book, charmingly illustrated by the amazingly talented Denise Brunkus, the lowly groundhog finally gets his say. With wit and humor, author and artist present a tale of this much maligned creature. Who would have known that ground hogs whistle, can move about seven hundred pounds of dirt in a day and have their own indoor plumbing? Ground hogs are fascinating! Kids, parents, and teachers will love this book. After reading it, I agree with the groundhog - he/she deserves not just a day of recognition, but a month. A year!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2005

    A Hugely Fun and Funny Learning Experience

    So you say you know about groundhogs. So you say if you don¿t, you couldn¿t care less. So you say why would anyone write about them? WRONG. WRONG. WRONG. Pamela Swallow has explored the groundhog from his growing teeth to his dirt moving feet. She has made every aspect of the animal interesting and understandable. This is a delightful, funny book that educates while it amuses. I will never look at Groundhog Day in the same way, nor will I ever again swear at those holes near my garden. The wonderful text is matched by the splendid illustrations. A fact-filled discovery for parents and children alike.

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