Product: Go to Sleep, Groundhog!
Category: Groundhogs Day
Books for Kids
Age: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
Go to Sleep, Groundhog! by Judy Cox, Paul Meisel
Groundhog goes to sleep on Columbus Day and sets his alarm
clock for February 2. He keeps tossing and turning. He checks
the clock and gets up at half-past October, half-past November, and then
half-past December. Each time, he sees the holidays that
he had always slept through before. Halloween Witch, Turkey, and Santa
each take a turn tucking him back into bed, reading him a seasonal story,
and giving him a holiday treat. Naturally, when February 2 rolls around,
Groundhog is finally sound asleep, but he wakes up long enough to go
up to the surface and see his shadow. An afterword describes the development
of the Groundhog Day superstition.