Groundhog Weather School

Groundhog Weather School Cover

Groundhog Weather School

By Joan Holub; Kristin Sorra (Illustrator)

Putnam Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780399246593, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 24, 2009

Description

The must-have book for Groundhog Day?and the rest of the year!

With pop-art illustrations, a tongue-in-cheek tone, and a riot of detail, kids learn all the important aspects of Groundhog Day. And where better to learn it than Groundhog Weather School!

Professor Groundhog opens a school so groundhogs can learn to accurately forecast the weather each February. Following along with the amusing cast of students, kids are drawn in by the thoroughly engaging tale while they learn fun facts about different animals (groundhogs in particular), seasons, weather, and predicting the weather. With funny asides and a comic-style approach to the illustrations, this informational story presents a fresh look at Groundhog Day through the eyes of the animals who live it each year.



About the Author
Joan Holub is the New York Times bestselling author of Mighty Dads. She is also author and/or illustrator of over 130 other books for children, including author of the picture books Zero the Hero and Little Red Writing, a School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013, and is coauthor of the bestselling Goddess Girls and Grimmtastic Girls middle grade series. She has two cats named Chip and Boo.

Originally from Baltimore, MD, Kristin discovered very early on that she wanted to be an artist. She often visited the Smithsonian with her parents and loved making paper dolls, homemade cards and board games. She went on to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where she graduated with highest honors, earning a BFA in Illustration and minor in Fashion Design, and received the award for Excellence in Illustration. For over 10 years, Kristin has specialized in illustrating children's books working in both traditional and digital media. She also co-founded a business with her husband as a digital color artist for the comic book industry, and has ventured into animated property development, stationery design, textile design, editorial, advertising, and fashion illustration. Her work has appeared in children's books, both trade and educational, dozens of comic books, magazines, stationery and party products, off-Broadway posters, websites, clothing hang tags and her mom's birthday cards. Kristin resides in New York with her husband and their dog.