Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace

Groundhug Day

Moose is having a Valentine’s Day party, and all his friends are so excited! Everyone except Groundhog, that is. If Groundhog sees his shadow outside, he’ll hide in his hole for six more weeks and miss the party! Determined to help their friend join them, Moose, Squirrel, Bunny, and Porcupine put their heads together and come up with a plan. But will it be enough to get Groundhog out to play? This heartwarming picture book by the author of Va...

Details Groundhug Day

TitleGroundhug Day
Release DateApr 13th, 2018
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Holiday, Animals

Reviews Groundhug Day

  • Erica
    On February 1st, Moose starts planning a grand Valentine's Day party with the help of Squirrel, Rabbit, and Porcupine. They're inviting everyone but worry that if Groundhog sees his shadow on February 2nd, he'll return to his hole and will miss the Valentine's Day party. They bicker for so long about how they're going to keep Groundhog from seeing his shadow that they miss Groundhog coming out of his hole altogether.Hijinks ensue.The story is cut...
  • Carrie Charley Brown
    Lovingly titled, Ground(hug) Day mashes up four long-time holidays, one of them being Valentine’s Day. Nestled in beautiful scenery by New York Times bestselling illustrator, Christopher Denise, our animal friends show tons of heart. Anne Marie Pace pins the ‘tale’ on Moose’s Valentine party, where everyone important must come to join him. But when you have a friend who retreats at the sight of his shadow right before Valentine’s Day, p...
  • Katy
    Perfect for a Valentine's Day or Groundhog Day storytime. Must remember for 2019!
  • Tj Shay
    A great story that will have you smiling and amazing Christopher Denise illustrations to add to the story. A wonderful book.
  • Kirsti Call
    I received a copy of this book from Disney Hyperion in exchange for an honest review. Groundhug Day is a delightful story of friendship. Moose wants to have a Valentine's Day party, but he knows his friend, groundhog will not be able to attend if he sees his shadow. The animals work together to come up with a solution. They first think of ways to keep groundhog from seeing his shadow. When they discover that shadows frighten Groundhog, they work ...
  • Arminzerella
    Moose plans a Valentine's Day party for February 14 and tries to come up with a way to make sure that his friend, Groundhog, will be able to attend. On February 2, if Groundhog sees his shadow, he'll go back to his burrow for 6 more weeks of winter and will miss the party. Moose and his animal friends brainstorm ideas to prevent this from happening, but they miss their opportunity to implement any of their schemes and the worst comes to pass! Onc...
  • Linda
    Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace and illustrated by Christopher Denise, reminds me of the 1985 classic children's book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie! This book is similar to Laura Numeroff's words and Felicia Bond's illustrations. Both books are strong five star reads! In Groundhug Day, Moose is planning a party for Valentine's Day. Squirrel, Bunny, and Porcupine are all there to help him. There is a slight problem, however, since tomorrow is Gro...
  • Laura
    A variety of animals are getting ready to plan a Valentine's Day party and they want to include their groundhog friend. Since it's Groundhog Day, they try to come up with a plan to keep their furry friend around until their party. When the groundhog sees his shadow, his friends discover that he's afraid of shadows and try to find some ways to help him face his fears. The groundhog gives all of his friends a groundHUG and tells them that he'll see...
  • Gmr
    Moose and friends are preparing for their upcoming Valentine's Day party, but it just won't be the same without everyone there. But how does one convince a groundhog to stay out of his den when he's seen his shadow? A most pushing dilemma, but one these friends are more than up for...if groundhog will cooperate that is. A charming story filled with heart, humor, and good intent, and overflowing with cheerful illustrations that'll bring a smile to...
  • Kat Harrison
    This fantastically illustrated fable is a kind story of friendship (through the lens of woodland creatures), with a clever holiday twist. The narrative was beautifully poised, but I was slightly disappointed that the premise wasn't carried to fruition by the end - I so badly wanted to see the efforts of their Valentine's Day soiree.
  • Diane
    Moose wants to have a Valentine's Day Party, but if Groundhog sees his shadow, Groundhog won't be able to attend. So Squirrel, Bunny, Porcupine and Moose try to solve this problem. They bicker about it for so long, though, that Groundhog emerges and sees his shadow. Now what do they do?Adorable illustrations.
  • Joan Marie
    A cute little book about friendship and sharing. And a twist on Groundhog Day. Though the story's premise is Moose wanting to celebrate Valentine's Day with all his friends, including sleepy Groundhog, it ends up being much more than that. The final spread reveals another twist not evident in the text which makes for a pleasant surprise for young audiences.
  • Kimberly Sabatini
    There were so many wonderful things about Pace's GROUNDHUG DAY--the celebration of multiple spring holidays, team work amongst friends and the acceptance of the quirky likes and dislikes of others. Parents and teachers will be able to take this book into so many wonderful directions, all while being fascinated by the spectacular illustrations. You're going to want to hug this sweet story.
  • Stephanie
    This book was so cute. We loved it. The illustrations were very well done. The text was delivered on the pages to help the reader get more from the story. I loved the group’s need to keep the groundhog from missing the valentines party. I loved the ending with st Patrick’s day and Easter. I loved that it was just a group of nice friends - a simple story.
  • Lara
    Read for storytime on Groundhog's Day but would also work for several Spring holidays - Valentine's, St Patrick's and Easter are all mentioned. Great for kids learning the calendar, holidays, or even facing fears.The pictures are adorable! I loved the details, and the animals are all so cute! And I genuinely chuckled at the ending and Bunny's busy time of year.
  • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
    A delightful mix match of holidays, this picture book is similarly adorable! With lush and colorful illustrations, Groundhug Day is makes you feel as though you've gained some wonderful woodland friends. This is definitely a new favorite picture book of ours. FULL REVIEW
  • V.A. Trafton
    I chose this book because my birthday happens to be on Groundhog day.When planning a party mouse and the forest friends learn something about one of them that's very sad. So they decide to help their friend to overcome his fear. Like the different plot the story offers.
  • Judy Ekblad
    Summary: "Moose is planning the biggest Valentine's Day party ever. But can he convince his friend, Groundhog, to stay around to celebrate without hiding from his shadow?"Fun blending of holidays that I read to preschoolers between the two holidays.
  • Amy
    A sweet, refreshing message of love and encouragement from animal friends for Valentine's Day.
  • Alysa
  • ExLibris_Kate
    3.5 Stars
  • Nicole
    A really cute book to introduce children to not only Valentines day, but Groundhog day, and even Easter. Its a really cute book about friendship and fear. The illustrations are cute too!
  • Anna Smithberger
  • Terry
    Fun characters who show how to solve a problem and help a friend through the power of teamwork. Finishes with a cute twist.
  • Amy
    Cute. The story is just okay, usual holiday fare, but the illustrations are so darling and detailed. Story gets 2.5 stars, illustrations 5!
  • Kelly Carey
    A wonderful and fun slant on Groundhog Day! The story is sweet and funny and you will want to snuggle in with the characters on the pages.
  • Heather
    Sweet but not particularly compelling celebration of friendship and spring holidays. Ages 4-7.
  • Nicole
    Love, love, the illustrations! And a cute story, too!
  • Viviane Elbee
    Great book that can be used both for Valentine’s Day readings and Groundhog Day readings.Original and funny. Kids voted to give it 5 stars.
  • Karen Abbott
    Detailed, warm illustrations and story prove that friends can help friends overcome their fears, and friends are there when you need them, even if they can't always come to your party!