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Brownie Groundhog and the February fox

by Blackaby, Susan.

Format: Print Book 2011
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Summary
Happy Groundhog Day! But when Brownie steps outside, there's not even the slightest sign of spring--just her shadow, a frosty field, and a hungry fox who wants to munch her for lunch. Determined not to become a meal, Brownie finds a clever and tasty way to melt the ice and turn Fox into a friend...and make the wait for winter's end a little warmer.
Susan Blackaby's deliciously witty writing and Carmen Segovia's adorable animals and stunning landscapes combine to create a picture book filled with springtime joy. Just right for reading with a cup of cocoa and cinnamon toast...Brownie's favorite meal!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In a tale written about a rodent created by the illustrator, a groundhog is irritated that she has just seen her shadow and fends off a hungry but rather weak-willed fox by insisting that it's not mealtime yet. After wandering over a snowy landscape, skating on an icy pond, and sitting down to a picnic of cocoa and cinnamon toast, the two spot a robin and, heartened by this harbinger, part ways with promises to meet the next day. Placing her two figures (who are depicted nearly the same size) in a spacious, open woodland setting, Segovia gives the episode a cozy air and endows February Fox with particularly expressive ears and Brownie with a long red scarf and a picnic basket full of goodies. Fox's focus on eating notwithstanding, this is not so much a tale of suspense and trickery as a tongue-in-cheek encounter between two unlikely new friends who discover a shared impatience for spring. Winter-weary children will sympathize probably enough to forgive Brownie's credulity-stretching survival.--Peters, John Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Flap copy explains that Blackaby (Nest, Nook, and Cranny) was asked to write a tale to go with artwork that Segovia (The China Doll) had already created. Despite the story's out-of-sequence construction, it flows naturally. Segovia's paintings of snowy landscapes are heavily shaded and sculpted, and accented with quiet reds and blues; they evoke the two-color classics of the mid-20th century. Brownie the groundhog is waiting for spring; she meets a fox who is waiting for his next meal, and Brownie holds him off from eating her with some skillful talking. Fortunately, the fox is far from threatening. "I want to eat you now. No more waiting," he moans after he's worked up an appetite while ice-skating with her. "I know just how you feel," Brownie replies sympathetically. She ties him up with a scarf, then, when he howls, offers him a snack (but keeps him tied up a bit longer). "No snapping," she says, feeding him. For a book about predator and prey, the book moves at a surprisingly slow, comforting pace, making it a promising bedtime selection for younger children, who will enjoy Brownie's mastery of the situation. Ages 3-up. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Woodchuck -- Fiction.
Foxes -- Fiction.
Winter -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Sterling,2011
Contributors Segovia, Carmen.
Language English
Notes "The story is based on a character originally created by Carmen Segovia"--Colophon.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
ISBN 9781402743368
140274336X
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