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Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub | Book Spotlight

The Children’s Book Review | January 1, 2011

The new year is upon us and Groundhog Day is closing-in. Just in time, we want to share Groundhog Weather School, by Joan Holub!

Reading Level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Book overview: Professor Groundhog keeps getting the weather forecast wrong! His solution? He opens a school to train groundhogs to help him accurately forecast the weather each February. With funny asides and a comic-style approach, this fact-filled, funny story is a fresh look at Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Weather School is a Jr. Literary Guild selection, a Scholastic book club selection, and a Buyer’s Pick in Ingram’s magazine.

Kirkus Reviews says it’s: “…a clever look at the weather…good fun that will subtly teach in between laughs.”

Booklist calls it “clever,” “amusing,” and “inviting,” and says: “…the approach is so varied and so often witty that children will absorb the facts effortlessly.”

A hardcover picture book published by Putnam.

About the Author: Joan Holub is the author and/or illustrator of over 130 books for children, including Knuckleheads (Chronicle); the Goddess Girls tween series (Aladdin, with Suzanne Williams); and Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers and Swirly Stars (Grosset & Dunlap).

Visit: https://www.joanholub.com/


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  • This is a clever book that I would love to give to my nephew.

    January 24, 2017
  • Would love to win these books for my daughter! She loves them and loves to read! Thank You!

    January 26, 2017

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