Thursday, December 31, 2009

Groundhog Weather School is a Tuesday Tales pick on Margo Dill's Read These Books and Use Them!

Margo Dill's review of Groundhog Weather School goes the extra mile in creating three activities for use in elementary classrooms.
Her rating for Groundhog Weather School:
*Picture book for kindergarten students through third graders
*Groundhog teacher as main character
*Rating: A perfect picture book to celebrate Groundhog’s Day or to supplement a weather unit in science!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Press Release for Groundhog Weather School


Author JOAN HOLUB’s new hardcover picture book for children is “clever…amusing…inviting…and witty” says Booklist.
December 28, 2009 (NC) – readertotz co-founder and author/illustrator Joan Holub’s new hardcover picture book Groundhog Weather School has just been released from G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. The quirky, comic-book style illustration style by Kristin Sorra “really lets readers get into the premise and allows for diverse facts to be presented in little snippets (and funny comments to be assigned to each unique groundhog). Bright colors, textures and the incorporation of found objects, as well as the busyness of each page will keep readers searching the artwork” says Kirkus Reviews.
Joan Holub says, “I always wondered how in the world one groundhog could possibly predict the weather for everywhere, and I decided he couldn’t—he needed some help, so why not start a school to teach more groundhogs to assist him in predicting the weather on February 2nd!”
Groundhog Weather School introduces a cast of school-age animals who learn basic facts about weather, shadows, and seasons; and is the perfect book for Groundhog Day, February 2nd 2010.
About Joan Holub
Joan Holub is the author and/or illustrator of over 120 books for children, including picture books (Knuckleheads; Riddle-iculous Math) and easy readers (Shampoodle; Why Do Cats Meow?; The Gingerbread Kid Goes to School.)
Kristin Sorra is an illustrator in New York. Her clients include: DC Comics, Amscan, Inc., Cricket Magazine, Peaceable Kingdom Press, and more.
readertotz is a blog which showcases infant-toddler books as important additions to children’s literature.