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Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox (edition 2011)

by Susan Blackaby (Author)

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Member:MatthewLavoie
Title:Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox
Authors:Susan Blackaby (Author)
Info:Sterling (2011), Edition: 1, 32 pages
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This was a cute book with a great story. I would use it in the classroom on Groundhog day. It teaches about having patience and about how Brownie Groundhog and February Fox have to patiently wait for spring. It also teaches a lesson about sharing and making a new friend through the sharing process. ( )
  ghimbert | Apr 27, 2013 |
Brownie the Groundhog emerged from her home on February 2nd to find no sign of Spring. Disappointed she takes a journey exploring the woods to see if she can find anything that will give her a hint that Spring is to come. As she's walking a fox pounces on her saying he wants to eat her for breakfast. Brownie informs him he's missed breakfast and will have to wait to eat her for lunch. The fox follows her to the pond where they skate and then Brownie ties the fox to a tree. He cries so loud Brownie comes back and feeds him some cinammon toast and they agree to be friends. ( )
  missbrandysue | Feb 14, 2012 |
Brownie Groundhog wakes up in February to discover that there are still six more weeks of winter. Who comes along but a hungry fox, eager to gobble Brownie up? Brownie holds the fox off cleverly until the two animals become friends.

A story that is perfect for a Groundhog Day readaloud.

“Brownie picked up her basket and crunched across the clearing, leaving tracks in the snow. The fox scampered along beside her.

‘I don’t suppose you’ve noticed any signs of spring,’ said Brownie.

The fox’s tummy grumbled. ’You,’ he said.” ( )
  debnance | Nov 23, 2011 |
This is a beautiful new picture book written by Susan Blackaby from nearby Portland, OR and illustrated in wonderful contrasting colors by Carmen Segovia from our ancestral country of Spain. Brownie Groundhog is disappointed when she emerges from her den in February and sees her shadow. She starts grumbling and attracts the attention of a very hungry little fox. But luckily Brownie is a smart girl and she manages to avoid becoming lunch and actually makes a new friend.

This is a fun story about making the best of a situation, even while waiting for something better to come along -- like spring. I like that this is a Groundhog Day book that doesn't focus so much on the single event but on what lies ahead. Even if it's six more weeks of winter, there are still things to look forward to. I also appreciated that Blackaby is not afraid to introduce some new words in this picture book that might not be in a kid's vocabulary. The kid really liked this book as well, especially when it gets to the part with hot cocoa and cinnamon toast!

http://webereading.com/2011/01/can-you-measure-groundhogs-shadow.html ( )
  klpm | Feb 16, 2011 |
It’s February, it’s been winter for a long time, and everyone is starting to feel a little bit stir crazy. Enter the infamous groundhog, checking for its shadow to determine when spring is going to arrive. In Brownie the Groundhog and the February Fox, Brownie is the groundhog in question, who sadly discovers that she can indeed see her shadow. Spring is another six weeks away.

Undaunted, this groundhog breaks from the mold and strikes out on her own to explore the winter landscape in search of any budding signs of spring. She doesn’t find any, but she DOES find a hungry, February fox. Relying on her wits to convince the fox to delay devouring her, she eventually finds a sign of spring and strikes up an unusual friendship with her new acquaintance.

Brownie is a charming little creature who shares just how hard it is to wait for spring. Whew. We live in central Alberta, Canada and can certainly relate. This delightful tale is engaging enough to draw children in even outside of the month of February. Hopefully, it will provide some respite from cabin-fever as it has done for my own young ones.

Reviewed at quiverfullfamily.com ( )
  jenniferbogart | Feb 12, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 140274336X, Hardcover)

Happy Groundhog Day! But when Brownie steps outside, there's not even the slightest sign of spring--just her shadow, a frosty field, and a hungry fox who wants to munch her for lunch. Determined not to become a meal, Brownie finds a clever and tasty way to melt the ice and turn Fox into a friend…and make the wait for winter's end a little warmer.
Susan Blackaby's deliciously witty writing and Carmen Segovia's adorable animals and stunning landscapes combine to create a picture book filled with springtime joy. Just right for reading with a cup of cocoa and cinnamon toast…Brownie's favorite meal!

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Brownie the groundhog encounters a fox while waiting for winter to be over, and through clever maneuvering--and tasty snacks--the two become friends.

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