Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Book Review: 'Groundhog Weather School' by Joan Holub

✰✰✰✰ It can be really difficult to predict the weather as the Weather Groundhog knows all too well because sometimes he's wrong. After all, the Weather Groundhog can't be everywhere at the same time. So when rabbit complains, the Weather Groundhog decides to open a school to train more groundhogs to help predict the weather on February 2. Now, not every animal can be a weather groundhog. There are special requirements and lessons to be learned. At Groundhog Weather School, students learn about history, nature, burrow building, the seasons, and more. Then there's the big test, followed by months of hibernation. So when the groundhogs emerge from their burrows and call in with their shadow reports, the whole country is asking: Will there be six more weeks of winter this year or is spring just around the corner? Check out this colorful book to find out.

The Bottom Line: This adorable picture book is chock full of fun trivia and information about groundhogs, weather, and Groundhog Day. Told in a comic book style and illustrated in oil on paper with found objects and papers, this book is sure to please the little ones. Recommended with enthusiasm for kids in grades K - 2. This would be fun for storytime as well.

Details: Groundhog Weather School: Fun Facts About Weather and Groundhogs written by Joan Holub & illustrated by Kristin Sorra. Hardcover picture book published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in 2009. 32 p. ISBN: 978-0-399-24659-3

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