Product: Punxsutawney Phyllis
Category: Groundhogs Day
Book Review for Kids
Age: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Leonard Hill, Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator)
Young Phyllis' goal is to be the next Punxsutawney Phil - the spring weather predicting groundhog. She wakes up one February morning to see the snow melting, the brook running, and the air smelling sharp--all indicators of an early spring. Her sleepy uncle is reluctant to get out of bed and she offers to make the spring prediction for him. Uncle predicts 6 more weeks of winter and Phyllis predicts an early spring. Uncle Phil doesn't make the right predicition on Groundhog Day, and Phyllis proves to him that she's got what it takes. He officially names her his successor even though tradition has always called for male predictors. Phyllis' wit, perceptions, and trust in her own instincts are the things that lead her to her achievements - inspirational for both boys and girls of all ages.