Since I live in Pennsylvania, very close to Punxsutawney,
( That is where Punxsutawney Phil reins on Groundhog Day) We are planning on taking the Grandkids to watch Phil strut his stuff in 2017.
This book, Just Like Gulliver is the perfect book to read them to get them excited for the big day.
Gulliver, like Phil wakes up early on February 2nd to go out to see his very first Groundhog Day. Gulliver has never seen his shadow, so you can imagine how scared he was of a shadow that mimicked everything that Gulliver did. You and your children will find this book not only entertaining, but very informative. It teaches about shadows, and why we have Groundhog Day. At the end of the book, they will learn all about Groundhogs.
Very cute book to help kids understand how Groundhog day came to be. It even taught me a thing or two.
Just Like Gulliver shares the adventure of a young groundhog who is frightened of his own shadow until a fun-filled journey through the woods adn farms surrounding his burrow allows him to discover his courage on Groundhog Day.
About the author:
Janet Squires is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction. She began her career writing for adults, but her experiences as a library media specialist for children led her to a younger audience. As a result, her book The Gingerbread Cowboy, was selected by the Arizona Governor for distribution to every first grade student in the state. Just like Gulliver was inspired by two of her favorite interests -- animals and American folklore. Janet and her husband live in California, surrounded by a wildlife habitat, where hawks sail overhead and coyotes sing at night.
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