Groundhog Day Picture Book

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Happy Groundhog Day! My friend, Dutch author and wildlife photographer, Lieve Snellings, publishes a charming series about groundhogs with interesting facts for kids alongside comically “Photoshopped” images of real groundhogs in their natural settings. Kids get a kick out of these books and so do I, so I wanted to share them with you today. Serve up the fun with a side of educational as you look forward to an early Spring this year!

“…February 2 is Groundhog Day. An old folk tradition says that if Phil the groundhog comes out of hibernation and sees his shadow, he gets frightened and returns quickly to sleep, as he sees this as a sign of bad weather. If the woodchuck does not see its shadow, spring is close at hand!

But now, I have first-hand information by Margot the groundhog, and this is what she thinks about this story.Click here to read the post on Lieve Snellings’ blog.

Listen to an interview with Lieve Snellings here on ‘What Is Groundhog Day?’ on the Messiah Community Podcast


  1. Thank you so much for sharing my book with your followers, and for this nice introduction.
    Margot is still in her burrow, it’s way too cold for her to get up she told me on the phone đŸ™‚
    I don’t know about Phil, but I suppose he’ll stay in bed too.
    But don’t worry my Canadien and American friends, in the end, spring will come :), you will be seeing groundhogs again!


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