For the Love of Books

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Morning, friends!  Just popping in to share my January For the Love of Books pick before the month completely gets away from me.  This book was written for children ages five to eight and boasts deliciously playful, cartoon-like, watercolor illustrations.
Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather, written and illustrated by Bruce Koscielniak, tells the story of Geoffrey Groundhog's rise to fame for his ability to correctly predict how long winter will last.  But one Groundhog Day, when he emerges from his long winter's nap, all the locals are at his burrow waiting for him to tell them "whether to wax the skis or the surfboard."  The problem is that, with all the people, television cameras, and lights, he can hardly see the ground in front of him, let alone his shadow.  Fortunately, Geoffrey has someone special he can count on to save the day and help him make his prediction.

For those of you looking to incorporate Geoffrey's story into your curriculums, there is literally a plethora of lesson plans and activities bouncing around the Internet.  Just search the book title.  Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedules to stop by and read!  Have a terrific Thursday!

6 comments:

Lin said...

Jinny, thanks so much for these book reviews! I have 3 little grandchildren living clear across the country, and I love to give them books. Please keep these coming! And could you label them with something so that I could find past posts? Thanks!

Miriam Prantner said...

This one sounds like so much fun! Ellie is constantly talking about Phil....

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! how FUN!! I think Beckett would LOVE this one!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhh this sounds good ... I will have to see about getting it for Brookie!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Looks like a fun book to read for kids, thanks for sharing Jinny!

Meihsia Liu said...

Great sharing, Jinny. This book sounds so much fun! :)