DOUBLE TROUBLE GROUNDHOG DAY by Bethany Roberts

DOUBLE TROUBLE GROUNDHOG DAY

Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

A squabbling set of twins learns the art of cooperation in this seasonal tale from Roberts. When Grampie Groundhog announces his retirement, fractious twins Gregory and Greta decide they each want the job. Like most siblings, twins or otherwise, the duo have no little difficulty sharing. Disappointment looms when Grampie selects just one successor, Gregory. However, when his anxiety over this new responsibility nearly ruins Groundhog Day, the pair discover that two is better than one—especially when they work together. Cauley’s watercolor-and-colored pencil illustrations have a classic feel to them, featuring amber-hued, cozy home scenes that neatly complement the tale and capture the twins’ antics with a keen and comical precision. The happy resolution of the story provides a satisfying conclusion and with its simple explanation of Groundhog Day, this warm-hearted tale offers readers an entertaining introduction to an annual event. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8050-8280-7
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2008




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