How lucky are we to have a reader from BLG law firm come in every week and read to us! The volunteer readers in our room are a big part of every Wednesday morning. This is the first book review of a new BLG book. Check back weekly for the newest titles introduced to Division 5!
Our book this past week was read by Deborah. Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox by Susan Blackaby is a lovely book about the impatient wait for spring. Beautifully illustrated by Carmen Segovia, an artist from Barcelona who had exhibited the sketches of our little groundhog at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition.The paintings in this book actually inspired the story which was written in order to bring these characters to life!
There is a charming interaction between the fox and the groundhog in this story. Brownie needs to keep the fox busy and distracted enough to forget about trying to eat her.
“You can’t eat yet,” she said. “You haven’t worked up an appetite.”
“I feel appetitey,” said the fox.
“Well, you aren’t,” said Brownie. “Why don’t you clear the snow off the pond? That might do the trick.”
Our student reviewers report:
Ricky: I liked when the fox was trying to eat the groundhog but the groundhog kept tricking the fox. At first, I thought the groundhog didn’t know that the fox wanted to eat him but she actually did. I thought she was just playing.
Jena: I liked how Brownie the Groundhog distracted the fox so he wouldn’t eat him – like taking him skating on the pond.