Thursday, February 10, 2011

Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub

GoodReads Summary:
The must-have book for Groundhog Day—and the rest of the year!
With pop-art illustrations, a tongue-in-cheek tone, and a riot of detail, kids learn all the important aspects of Groundhog Day. And where better to learn it than Groundhog Weather School!
Professor Groundhog opens a school so groundhogs can learn to accurately forecast the weather each February. Following along with the amusing cast of students, kids are drawn in by the thoroughly engaging tale while they learn fun facts about different animals (groundhogs in particular), seasons, weather, and predicting the weather. With funny asides and a comic-style approach to the illustrations, this informational story presents a fresh look at Groundhog Day through the eyes of the animals who live it each year.

This is a great book for introducing children to weather and the complicated task of forecasting.  Shelved in some libraries as an easy fiction book and shelved in others as a non-fiction book, this book is both entertaining and informative.  Readers will learn about groundhogs (including famous  groundhogs like Punxsutawney Phil) and weather.

This is a must have for any school or classroom library.

Recommended for Kindergarten and up.

Mrs. Archer's rating 5 of 5.


  1. If I had a library, I'd buy it for sure (assuming I also had some funds for books.)

  2. There are just so many good books out there. I wish libraries all had budgets that allowed the librarian to purchase them all.