Monday, February 1, 2016

What Wyatt's Reading - Groundhog Day Edition

The other week Wyatt and I were reading a slew of snow books. Then that giant snow storm hit the East Coast and I decided enough snow! We were moving on - at least temporarily. 

Thinking spring, I scoured the library for as many groundhog day books as I could. Or before Wyatt decided he was done with the library. 

Most of the ones I picked up were super cute!


Groundhog's Day Off by Robb Pearlman: No one likes to be taken advantage of, and in this book, Groundhog is tired of feeling like people only are interested in his weather prediction, but not him. So he takes off, leaving a mess in his wake. I thought this one was pretty fun.

Go To Sleep, Groundhog by Judy Cox: This one was my favorite, and Wyatt seemed to really enjoy the illustrations! Groundhog can't sleep, and his insomnia allows him to experience the fall and winter holidays he usually misses. Adorable, with rich colors. A keeper!

Groundhog Stays Up Late by Margery Cuyler: In this one, Groundhog is a bit of a brat. This book is a bit like the ant and the grasshopper, and Groundhog is the grasshopper, playing when he should be getting ready for winter. Will he learn his lesson?

Groundhog's Dilemma by Kristen Remanar: This one is cute, but it made me think of politics! Lol. Maybe because it is an election year. Groundhog is full of false promises to get people to like him and give him things, like a spot on the baseball team and yummy desserts. He has to come clean in the end though - it can only be spring or winter, not both! 

Gregory's Shadow by Don Freeman: The author of Corduroy! Apparently this was his last book. It was cute - an oldie but goodie!

So what is your prediction? Will the groundhog see his shadow? Are we in for more winter or is spring around the corner?


  1. Corduroy's author-- my kids loved his books!

    It's cute that you are choosing books to go with the current holidays for Wyatt; he is having a great early learning experience from you introducing him to books since birth-- good for you! I just saw a pic of him on your sidebar... so grown up already, yikes!

    And I see you are knitting. Just a random observation since I have been saying lately that I want to learn knitting or crocheting (I bought a kit to learn crocheting and it didn't work for me). Did you take a craft class or someone taught you personally?

    1. I love Corduroy! I can't wait to introduce those books to Wyatt. :) I am having a blast reading him these books! It will be so fun when we can use the books as an introduction to different activities and such as well. :)

      I know, where has the time gone?! He will be one year old in a month! My baby is becoming a toddler. His preemie status makes him a little younger in adjusted age, and sometimes, I don't mind at all. (11 months actual, 9 months adjusted)

      I am *trying* to knit. I am pretty horrid at it. Lol. My fingers are rather uncoordinated! I also picked up a Woodland Crochet kit the other day, lol, in the hopes of making a fox and deer for Wyatt. My mom told me I might want to start on a little bit easier of a project. ;) I didn't take a class but my mom and sister-in-law have been trying to teach me. I think a class would be really fun though! Stefanie at Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons does amazing work, and she referred me to the Ravelry site, where I have been doing a lot of browsing through projects. Also, she told me there are a lot of great youtube videos out there that have tutorials. :) I would love to see your project if you start one!

  2. Who knew there were so many picture books about Groundhog Day out there? All of these look really cute!

    1. Lol I know right? I was crawling along on the floor and my pile just kept growing! I had to leave a few good books behind even. :) Only so many I could carry while carrying the boy too. Lol.


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