G is for Groundhog

Winter had a surprise for me one morning last week. I had a walk in the freezing fog and when the fog lifted and the sun came out, it had left a tin layer of sparkling frost on every bushes and twigs. It was beautiful!

Monday February 2nd is Groundhog Day. It is the halfway point between the Winter solstice and the Spring equinox. Cheer up Winter lovers! Winter is not over but for those of you who choose to hibernate, have a peek outside and perhaps you will see more than your shadow …and an early Spring is always a possibility.

I read several books about that special day and these are my favorites:

Gregory’s Shadow

by Don Freeman

A lovely story about the friendship between a groundhog and his shadow. Beautifully illustrated

Gretchen Groundhog, its your day!

by Abby Levine and illustrated by Nancy Cote

A lovely story about gathering the courage and the confidence to do something for the first time in spite of rules and traditions.

Go to Sleep Groundhog!

by Judy Cox and illustrated by Paul Meisel

A cute story about a groundhog who wakes up and sees something new while he should be hibernating. In addition to explain groundhog day, this book has a repetitive style which makes it a great bedtime story.

Groundhog Weather School

by Joan Holub and illustrated by Kristin Sorra

A great informative book written and illustrated with humour

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