Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.
As Brownie the Groundhog settles in for her long winter nap, she warns her friends not to wake her. Of course, they miss her and give her a surprise. The story of “Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise” tells the tale of the shenanigans her forest pals create as they work to make the wake-up worth it.
At first, I wasn’t really getting the theme of “they’re waking her because they miss her”, but I definitely laughed along at author Susan Blackaby’s plot and fun language (like “Bumble Crumpet”). And the illustrations by Carmen Segovia are colorful and entertaining, too.
While a bit long to keep my kids up with the plot, they enjoyed the book and laughed lots as we read it. They even liked the extra surprise for fox at the end…because it involved one of their favorites, pie. And I have to give Brownie credit, I would have been pretty upset if my friends woke me up before spring!
You can find this book in bookstores on online through Sterling Publishing. It retails for $14.95 as a hardback and is recommended for children ages 3 and up.