The second one, Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day! by Abbey Levine, is a lovely little book that begins with a brief historical account of the tradition of Groundhog's Day...
If Candlemas is fair and clear, there'll be two winters in the year.
The story that continues is about Gretchen Groundhog who is taking over for her Great-Uncle Gus as the official groundhog of the town of Picadilly but is afraid of taking on this awesome responsibility. It's a sweet story, but I especially liked the reference to Candlemas in the beginning. It's nice to see a secular story not shy away from it's Christian roots.
WOW! I love the Groundhog's garden book! I found it at the library after seeing it here the other day. Our library didn't have the other one. I found you blog a few months ago and love all you great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete