Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather

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Every February 2, Geoffrey Groundhog predicts how long the winter will last, but he faces a big dilemma one year when all of the lights and reporters outside his hole make it impossible for him to see the ground.

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Bruce Koscielniak is the author and illustrator of several books for children; he is also a musician who has played the violin and jazz guitar for many years. He lives in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts.

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PreSchool-Grade 2?Predicting the weather seems easy to Geoffrey Groundhog, who recalls his mother's advice regarding the sighting of his shadow on February 2. He reports his findings to Merton Moose at the newspaper, and the following year, various townsfolk eagerly await his prediction. Billboards and posters exploit his image to sell products from toothpaste to "Ground Hoggers Jogging Shoes." As Geoffrey sleeps, unaware of the turmoil, television cameras and reporters gather near the entrance of his burrow, waiting for him to appear. Imagine his surprise when he dashes out, only to be bombarded with flashing lights and questions! With all the turmoil, he can't see anything, leaving the town desperately seeking weather information. Geoffrey's solution?to call his mother for her sighting?will be humorous and reassuring to young audiences. Unfortunately, the real humor?the satirical pervasiveness of the media?might be lost on them. Though reasons for the sequence of events often remain unclear, the energetic watercolor and pen drawings vividly depict both the chaotic media influence and the snowy calm of the town in its usual state, including endearing characters and an appealing cover.?Tana Elias, Meadowridge Branch Library, Madison, WI
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