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Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather (1995)

by Bruce Koscielniak

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Geoffrey Groundhog is good at predicting about whether winter will last longer or spring will come early. As a result, he becomes a local celebrity. However, as he fame grows, he becomes unsteady of not being able to see his shadow or not because of his blindness as well as the cadre of TV cameras and lights that is outside of Geoffrey's burrow.

This picture book is good for children to learn and understand what Groundhog's day is. At the same time, it shows when you become blind as a result of too much exposure to lights and cameras, you lose your sight sense and it makes it hard to be able to see things you normally could see. It's scary to not be able to use your sight to explain natural phenomenon or any science that involves observation. Overall, it was okay to read for me, but it was a good book to read about the tradition of Groundhog's Day. ( )
  jhcao20 | Mar 22, 2016 |
Geoffrey Groundhog's ability to make predictions about whether winter will last make him a local celebrity. However, when that results in a cadre of TV cameras and lights outside Geoffrey's burrow on February 2nd, Geoffrey can't tell if he sees his shadow or not!

This book is a really fun way to discuss Groundhog's Day and the lore that surrounds this holiday. Geoffrey is a likeable character whose ability to predict the weather gets him caught up in a chaotic situation outside his control. All of this is done in such a tongue-in-cheek way that it can't help but be funny. I love how the illustrations supplement the text by including things like Geoffrey's face being plastered on to every kind of ad come the end of January. Of course, because it's a children's book, the weather problem is easily sorted out and all's well that end wells. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Mar 2, 2014 |
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One morning, after a long winter's nap, Geoffrey Groundhog popped out of his burrow to look for his shadow.
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And that is exactly what he did.
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Geoffrey Groundhog has become a local celebrity for successfully predicting how long winter will last. Everyone awaits his prediction each February 2, when he emerges from his burrow to look for his shadow. But Geoffrey's fame has grown out of control - and so has the commotion surrounding his burrow! With television lights and cameras crowding him, he can't even see the ground, much less his shadow. How will he make his spring prediction? How will anyone know if they should wax their surfboards or their skis?

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When Geoffrey Groundhog pops out of his hole to predict the weather, he is blinded by television cameras and lights and is unable to see if he has a shadow. No one in town knows how to proceed, so Geoffrey needs help fast.

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