Groundhog Day for Phil


Children - Animals
26 Pages
Reviewed on 12/31/2019
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

In Groundhog Day for Phil by Rich Linville, Phil lived underground in a den in a cold place. He had two coats of hair; one was gray-white and the other layer was thick and brownish. He was named Phil because he liked to fill himself with food. Outside his den, he kept a watch for predators and whistled to warn the other groundhogs. He defended himself using his razor-sharp two front teeth and his front claws when his den was invaded. Underneath the tree stump, Phil burrowed many tunnels with leaf-covered dens and he ate his food there. He ate a lot of food during summer and autumn so he could sleep all winter when food was scarce. Phil wondered what was special about February 2nd. Someone was dancing on top of his stump and there were many people gathered around his burrow. Someone reached in and carefully pulled Phil out of his den. Phil was scared. What did the man do?

Groundhog Day for Phil by Rich Linville is an adorable story that tells children about the life of a groundhog and how seeing its shadow signifies the end of winter. The illustrations are as adorable as the story and children will love Phil. It is a fun story that combines both fiction and fact together. It is a good book to use for read-aloud and storytelling sessions at home, in classrooms, and libraries to make children familiar with groundhogs and their habits. Groundhog Day for Phil by Rich Linville is educational and informative without sounding preachy and boring, and that makes it a perfect storybook for young readers.