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Celebrate Groundhog Day with this fun introduction for kids ages 6 to 9
Every year on February 2nd, people celebrate Groundhog Day. Tradition says that Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous groundhog, can predict when spring will arrive based on whether he sees his shadow when he comes out of his underground burrow. This top choice in Groundhog Day books for kids explains the holiday’s history, traditions, and science—and includes interactive activities that encourage kids to celebrate at home or in their communities.
Celebratory traditions—Kids will learn what Groundhog Day is and how cultures throughout history have celebrated the coming of spring.
Hands-on activities—From making a groundhog mask to baking cookies, find creative activities that encourage kids to get festive.
Fun facts and illustrations—Bring Groundhog Day to life for little ones with fascinating facts and colorful pictures that keep them engaged.
Get kids excited to learn more about this unique holiday with this Groundhog Day children’s book.
About the Author
KAREN BUSH GIBSON has written dozens of children’s books on many different subjects. She writes about people, places, and history. And like all groundhog watchers, she loves spring.
“Adorable illustrations and fun facts fill the pages of this book about our favorite groundhog. (Or should I say land beaver, mousebear, woodchuck, or whistle pig?) Learn other country's traditions for weather predictions as you learn why news reporters gather to watch Punxsutawney Phil each February 2nd. This is a fun read and has activities you can enjoy as you get ready for the holiday.” —Shannon Anderson, children's book author
“What a time-saver for early childhood educators! Karen Bush Gibson has delivered a well-researched resource that has it all: history, world traditions, fun facts, science, vocabulary, art, and food. There is plenty to keep young ones joyfully learning for six more weeks of winter!” —Janelle Marlow, early childhood educator and founder of MrsBellPresents.com