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Groundhug Day

Anne Marie Pace

★ "A showstopper." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Magical" --Kirkus Reviews

"A great choice for storytime." --School Library Journal

This heartwarming picture book combines two much-loved holidays--Groundhog's Day and Valentine's Day--and shares a message about the importance of friendship and community.

Moose is having a Valentine's Day party, and all his friends are 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 have their friend join them, Moose, Squirrel, Bunny, and Porcupine put their heads together and come up with a clever plan.

With cozy illustrations by Caldecott Honor award-winning creator Christopher Denise, this season-inspired picture book is perfect for readers who are bursting for spring or snuggling up for six more weeks of winter.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books-Little Brown and Hach
  • Publish Date: Jan 14th, 2025
  • Pages: 48
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780316583312
  • Recommended age: 03-05
  • Categories: Animals - GeneralHolidays & Celebrations - Valentine's DayHumorous Stories

About the Author

Anne Marie Pace is the author of Vampirina Ballerina, Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover, and Vampirina at the Beach, as well as several other picturebooks. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and children, most of whom like hugs. She invites you to visit her online at

Christopher Denise is the award-winning creator of Knight Owl, which was a New York Times bestseller; a Caldecott Honor Award winner; an ALA-ALSC Notable Book for Children; a Zena Sutherland Award winner for Excellence in Children's Literature; was hailed as a "contemporary classic" by NPR; and was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, BookPage, and Good Housekeeping, among many other honors. He invites you to visit him online at

Praise for this book

Praise for Groundhug Day:

* "A showstopper."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Magical."--Kirkus Reviews
"A great choice for story time."--School Library Journal