TIME FOR JODY by Wendy Kesselman
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All the excitement, loneliness and--above all--uncertainty of going off on your own are experienced by Jody, a sleepy little groundhog whose father has the important job of waking all the animals in the spring. When Jody receives a letter from the animals of the Distant Fields inviting her to ""come and be our groundhog,"" her 27 relatives give her a going away party and 27 gifts, all alarm clocks. It's touch and go for a while at first--whether missing her parents will prove too much for Jody who looks, endearingly, far too young to leave home, or whether she's overslept in the end despite the clocks--but Jody's joy in heralding spring and the portly, kimona clad rabbit's compliments (""It's nice having a groundhog. We haven't been up so early in years"") are all the reward anyone could ask.

Pub Date: Nov. 5th, 1975
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Harper & Row