Friday, February 2, 2018

GROUNDHUG DAY by Anne Marie Pace / Book Review #GroundHugDay

By: Anne Marie Pace
Illustrated by: Christopher Denise
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: December 5th, 2017
Ages: 3 & up
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 5 Owlets
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Moose is having a Valentine’s Day party, and all his friends are so excited! Everyone except Groundhog, that is. If Groundhog sees his shadow outside, he’ll hide in his hole for six more weeks and miss the party! Determined to help their friend join them, Moose, Squirrel, Bunny, and Porcupine put their heads together and come up with a plan. But will it be enough to get Groundhog out to play? This heartwarming picture book by the author of Vampirina Ballerina, with adorable illustrations by Christopher Denise, is sure to be a hit, whether readers are bursting for spring or snuggling up for six more weeks of winter.

A delightful mix match of holidays, this picture book is simply adorable! With lush and colorful illustrations, Groundhug Day is makes you feel as though you've gained some wonderful woodland friends. This is definitely a new favorite picture book of ours. 

Moose wants to have a Valentine's Day party, but worries about Groundhug seeing his shadow. As the woodland animals learn to work together, they discover there is a lot of fun in helping each other, and their friend, Groundhog. They throw party they won't forget, complete with fun activities even young readers can do. In the process, the woodland friends also help Groundhog over come his fear of shadows. Shadows can be a lot of fun, especially when making finger puppets. 

This picture book is a charming story about friendship, and one we absolutely loved reading. Paired with Pace's cute story, and Denise's adorable illustrations, readers will fall in love with a book they can enjoy on a cold winter's night as well as on a beautiful spring day. Definitely a must have! I'm not sure which I loved more, the story or the illustrations. Together they make this a book I'd highly recommend reading. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~