Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day!

It’s almost Groundhog Day, and the town of Piccadilly is all a-buzz because Gretchen Groundhog will not Go Out. Her Great-Uncle Gus is too old to look fo rhis shadow anymore—now it’s Gretchen’s turn. But she’s too shy.

  • 9780807530603
  • March 2015

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  • A good choice for curriculum-boosting an underrated holiday…Illustrations in soft pencil show appealing townspeople, an elegantly dressed little groundhog, and a charming burrow, complete with a picture window, stone fireplace, and a computer with Internet access (“You Have Mail”). Simple and sweet.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Whimsical, cartoon illustrations in pencil, watercolor, and gouache capture Gretchen’s apprehension, her final triumph, and the uproar of the crowd. For fillers on Groundhog Day or dealing with fear, this title will fill the bill.

    - School Library Journal

  • Few things are available for Groundhog Day, so libraries may find this useful for the holiday story hour; they may also want it on hand when requests come in for books about shyness. The watercolor, gouache, and pencil illustrations—full-page, half-page, and cameos—have lots of child appeal.

    - Booklist

  • A truly American story tell the tale of Gretchen the Groundhog as she faces and conquers one of our greatest fears–public speaking…This book is a unique rendering of the Groundhog Day story, with contemporary treatment.

    - Children's Literature


Nancy Cote

Common Core

RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 3.00