Thursday, March 13, 2014

Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox

Submitted by Ms. Sara!
Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox by Susan Blackaby. Are you tired of waiting for spring? So is Brownie Groundhog. But on February 2, Brownie sees her shadow, meaning there will be six more weeks of winter. As Brownie steps outside of her den, she is spotted by a scrawny fox who tries to eat her for breakfast. But hold on, Fox! Brownie declares that it is past breakfast time, so the fox will just have to wait for lunch to eat her. The fox hates waiting just as much as Brownie. The two set off for the pond, where Brownie manages to avoid becoming lunch by tricking the fox into ice skating with her to the point of exhaustion. She ties him to a tree with her scarf and begins to head home, but the fox’s cries draw her back. They’ve had such fun at the pond, so she offers him some of her snack, as long as he promises to keep his teeth to himself. As they snack, a robin stops to eat their crumbs—the first sign of spring! Brownie and the fox plan to spend the next day together, waiting for spring and skating. The book is perfectly illustrated by Carmen Segovia. The bright colors of the fox and Brownie’s scarf pop against the white and grey winter landscape. This is a great book to read while waiting for spring! See this book listed in our catalog

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