CRRL Kids: Groundhog Day
Annotation:When Grampie Groundhog decides to retire from forecasting the weather, he has twins Greta and Gregory draw straws to see who will take over the important job, but the winner is so nervous the two put aside their squabbling and work together.
Annotation: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.
Annotation:Groundhog loves to run and play! To him, sleeping all winter is boring. So when winter comes, Groundhog refuses to hibernate, even though his friends warn that he’ll be hungry and cold and lonely. He has fun running and playing in the snow, until he realizes that without anyone else around to play with, he really does get hungry and cold and lonely. Then he has a brilliant idea! He’ll announce an EARLY spring!
Annotation:When Groundhog realizes he needs helpers all over the country to accurately forecast the weather, he establishes a school to teach young groundhogs how to properly determine when spring will arrive.
Annotation:The "Winter" volume of the "Four Seasons" series featuring songs depicting events and activities during this time of the year. Includes: New boots; Tommy don't lick that pipe; Hot chocolate; Soup; Wintersong; Aurora; Hibernation; Flu; Waiting for snow; Fly; Groundhog day and Footprints
Annotation:"When Lila, a young groundhog, objects to going to sleep for the winter, Uncle Wilbur tells her to rest so that she can try to be the first one to wake up in the spring and discover a big secret. She is indeed the first groundhog to awaken and quickly runs up the tunnel and outdoors, where she is greeted by all of the animals that do not hibernate and learns from them how important her shadow is." (School Library Journal)