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Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox

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Publisher Comments:

Happy Groundhog Day! But when Brownie steps outside, there's not even the slightest sign of spring--just her shadow, a frosty field, and a hungry fox who wants to munch her for lunch. Determined not to become a meal, Brownie finds a clever and tasty way to melt the ice and turn Fox into a friend…and make the wait for winter's end a little warmer.

Susan Blackaby's deliciously witty writing and Carmen Segovia's adorable animals and stunning landscapes combine to create a picture book filled with springtime joy. Just right for reading with a cup of cocoa and cinnamon toast…Brownie's favorite meal!

Review:

"Flap copy explains that Blackaby (Nest, Nook, and Cranny) was asked to write a tale to go with artwork that Segovia (The China Doll) had already created. Despite the story's out-of-sequence construction, it flows naturally. Segovia's paintings of snowy landscapes are heavily shaded and sculpted, and accented with quiet reds and blues; they evoke the two-color classics of the mid — 20th century. Brownie the groundhog is waiting for spring; she meets a fox who is waiting for his next meal, and Brownie holds him off from eating her with some skillful talking. Fortunately, the fox is far from threatening. 'I want to eat you now. No more waiting,' he moans after he's worked up an appetite while ice-skating with her. 'I know just how you feel,' Brownie replies sympathetically. She ties him up with a scarf, then, when he howls, offers him a snack (but keeps him tied up a bit longer). 'No snapping,' she says, feeding him. For a book about predator and prey, the book moves at a surprisingly slow, comforting pace, making it a promising bedtime selection for younger children, who will enjoy Brownie's mastery of the situation. Ages 3 — up. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

When Brownie steps outside, there's not even the slightest sign of spring--just her shadow, a frosty field, and a hungry fox. Determined not to become a meal, Brownie finds a clever and tasty way to melt the ice and turn Fox into a friend. Illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402743368
Author:
Susan Blackaby and Carmen Segovia
Publisher:
Sterling
Author:
Blackaby, Susan
Author:
Segovia, Carmen
Subject:
Winter
Subject:
Foxes
Subject:
General
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Other, Nonreligious
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Other - Non-religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20110104
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P
Language:
English
Pages:
24
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 in
Age Level:
02-05

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Product details 24 pages Sterling - English 9781402743368 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Flap copy explains that Blackaby (Nest, Nook, and Cranny) was asked to write a tale to go with artwork that Segovia (The China Doll) had already created. Despite the story's out-of-sequence construction, it flows naturally. Segovia's paintings of snowy landscapes are heavily shaded and sculpted, and accented with quiet reds and blues; they evoke the two-color classics of the mid — 20th century. Brownie the groundhog is waiting for spring; she meets a fox who is waiting for his next meal, and Brownie holds him off from eating her with some skillful talking. Fortunately, the fox is far from threatening. 'I want to eat you now. No more waiting,' he moans after he's worked up an appetite while ice-skating with her. 'I know just how you feel,' Brownie replies sympathetically. She ties him up with a scarf, then, when he howls, offers him a snack (but keeps him tied up a bit longer). 'No snapping,' she says, feeding him. For a book about predator and prey, the book moves at a surprisingly slow, comforting pace, making it a promising bedtime selection for younger children, who will enjoy Brownie's mastery of the situation. Ages 3 — up. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , When Brownie steps outside, there's not even the slightest sign of spring--just her shadow, a frosty field, and a hungry fox. Determined not to become a meal, Brownie finds a clever and tasty way to melt the ice and turn Fox into a friend. Illustrations.
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