Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Book Review: "Groundhug Day," by Anne Marie Pace

Groundhug Day
by Anne Marie Pace
Illustrated by Christopher Denise

About the book: Moose is having a Valentine's Day party, and all his friends are so excited! Everyone except Groundhog, that is. If Groundhog sees his shadow outside, he'll hide in his hole for six more weeks and miss the party! Determined to help their friend join them, Moose, Squirrel, Bunny, and Porcupine put their heads together and come up with a plan. But will it be enough to get Groundhog out to play? This story celebrates friends who look out for each other through thick and thin and all year round.

My thoughts: The author was very clever to combine both Groundhog Day and Valentine's Day into one book! The illustrations by Christopher Denise are absolutely adorable. And this story shows children that no problem is unsolvable, especially when friends put their heads together to come up with a solution. When the animals really get to the root of the problem -- why Groundhog hides when he sees his shadow -- they're able to come up with a way to get him to confront his fears. The book ends with a clever twist that I definitely didn't see coming. Kids and parents alike will love this sweet story, not only for Valentine's Day (or Groundhog Day), but all year round!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on sales made through my link.


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