Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise (Hardcover)

By Susan Blackaby, Carmen Segovia (Illustrator)

Sterling, 9781402798368, 30pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013



Kids will love this wintry-wonderful follow-up to the popular Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox.
Brownie is ready for a long winter's nap. Just don't wake me up, she warns. But her friends miss her so much that they can't bear to obey her orders and they turn Brownie's do not disturb into a comic commotion, complete with a stunningly beautiful nighttime surprise. Susan Blackaby has created a fun romp filled with delightful wordplay, enhanced by Carmen Segovia's illustrations featuring splashes of color against a snowy backdrop.

About the Author

Susan Blackaby's first picture book, Rembrandt's Hat (Houghton Mifflin) was praised by Publishers Weekly as a satisfyingly spontaneous and quirky tale . . . simply 'fedorable.' Susan is also the author of Sterling Biographies(r): Cleopatra which leaves readers fascinated and eager to learn more (School Library Journal)-and a poetry collection, Nest, Nook, and Cranny (Charlesbridge Publishing). Susan lives in Portland, OR.Carmen Segovia is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Barcelona, Spain. One winter, she chose to sketch a little groundhog that wakes before spring and passes the time by sliding down a snowy hill, and building a snow friend. The paintings were selected for the Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition where Carmen's American editor became determined to create a book starring the groundhog. Carmen's first picture book in the US was China Doll (Sterling) by Elza Pilgrim."