Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ten Grouchy Groundhogs

Groundhog Day is next week. Or is it "Groundhog's Day?" Anyway, I actually managed to get a copy of the movie "Groundhog Day" from the library this year. This is a miracle, folks--I usually forget all about it until all of the library's copies are gone. And watching "Groundhog Day" is a family tradition. 

So...ahem. Back to the point of this post. Ten Grouchy Groundhogs is a clever little book that's not only good for Groundhog Day--it's also a counting book. And it rhymes. Which adds up to one happy Little Boy at our house. 

The book starts off with ten groundhogs doing an activity, and one decides to leave [actually, I think for the first one, they're all just crowded into the den]. Then nine groundhogs are doing a different activity, and another one decides to leave...until it's down to one last groundhog. 

The illustrations are funny, and the groundhogs are definitely grouchy--not mean to each other, though. And once they're all out of the den...well, they may or may not see their shadows. I'll leave that for you to find out.

Ten Grouchy GroundhogsWritten by Kathryn Heling and illustrated by Deborah Hembrook
Age range*: 3-6
My rating: 3 stars [out of five]

*Age ranges are very flexible.

Full disclosure: I don't receive any compensation for reviewing children's books--the books are usually just checked out from the local library. 

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