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).