Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day!

Gretchen Groundhog It s Your Day Townspeople an elegant groundhog and a charming burrow all show up for Groundhog Day in this simple sweet story about old and new traditions Poor Gretchen Groundhog is too shy to come out of her hol

  • Title: Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day!
  • Author: Abby Levine Nancy Cote
  • ISBN: 9780807530597
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • Townspeople, an elegant groundhog, and a charming burrow all show up for Groundhog Day in this simple sweet story about old and new traditions Poor Gretchen Groundhog is too shy to come out of her hole on February 2, but her great uncle Gus, too old for the job, offers her plenty of encouragement Full color illustrations Available now

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    1. Doing something new can sometimes be kind of scary, and for Gretchen, the new Groundhog Day groundhog, taking over the job from her great-uncle, the prospect of going out in front of lots of people and cameras, is frightening. This is a good story book broaching the subject of new experiences, and how it is ok to feel scared by being pushed out of our "comfort zone".

    2. Quite a bit of groundhog history included in this book about facing your fears and having feelings of being inadequate before performing an important job for the first time. Mama enjoyed this story a bit more than the preschooler.

    3. Cute story. I was conflicted about the historical groundhogs though. On one hand, it was cute to have groundhogs who matched different points in history, but it was a little cheesy. Especially with the first groundhog that came over on the Mayflowernce groundhogs are native to America

    4. I thought this book would be a fairly good addition to a library in my classroom. I think it's a cute book which involves important themes that I would want to encourage in my students. I wasn't extremely impressed by the illustrations, which is part of the reason I didn't give this book all 5 stars. Additionally, I didn't think the vocabulary would really stretch the vocabulary of a first or second grader.However, I do think that there is definitely some validity that I would use in my classroo [...]

    5. This was a very cute book to learn to believe in yourself. Gretchen Groundhog knows this year is her year to become "THE" groundhog that everyone turns to to predict the weather. She is very shy and so scared and just simply says she can't do it. Regardless of what her community members say to her. BUT a little girl brings her the History of all the groundhogs before her and they all wrote that they too were scared their first time but they knew they HAD to predict the weather to help their fell [...]

    6. A book that will help kids see that most people who seem brave, were really scared the first time they had to do something. A good book to use to talk about stage fright or fear of public speaking. I like the idea of writing down your thoughts the night before you have to do something that you are worried or excited about. Also, a great book to use for Groundhog Day.

    7. Townspeople, an elegant groundhog, and a charming burrow all show up for Groundhog Day in this simple sweet story about old--and new--traditions. Poor Gretchen Groundhog is too shy to come out of her hole on February 2, but her great-uncle Gus, too old for the job, offers her plenty of encouragement.

    8. Great story about Gretchen who is scared to take over her uncle's job of becoming the groundhog to see her shadow. Tell's about the history of groundhog's day and shows it's okay to be scared sometimes as long as you don't let the fear take over. Nice addition to a Groundhog Day's lesson.

    9. Uh. OK. A little cheesy. I guess a good recommendation if you have a child with a confidence issue. Or you could strecth it to fear. But I think the story dragged a little. And extremely predictable. But a child probably wouldn't mind that in the least.

    10. Gretchen is up every day chatting with people about how scared she is face the crowds on Groundhog Day. Sort of loses the concept of waking from a winter sleep

    11. I had forgotten that groundhog day is based on the old holiday of Candlemas, which is on the first page of this book. Good theme about facing your fears, but just so-so on the rest of the book.

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