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A garden for a groundhog
Balian, Lorna.
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Publication Information:
New York : Star Bright Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Mr. O'Leary comes up with a plan to keep a groundhog from eating some of the vegetables that he and Mrs. O'Leary grow on their little farm.
Reading Level:
560 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 86308.
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J PIC BOOK Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday

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Every year Groundhog gets to eat most of the O'Leary's garden. They decide to plant a garden just for him in the hope that he will be satisfied. But Groundhog has other ideas!

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Booklist Review

Ages 4-7. The February 2 holiday provides fertile ground for Balian's imagination as she concocts a battle between Mr. and Mrs. O'Leary and a groundhog with an insatiable appetite; another charmer is Felicia Bond's Wake Up, Vladimir.

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3 A delightful book especially right for reading around Groundhog's Day. During the winter, the O'Learys feast on the bounty from their summer garden, and Groundhog hibernates in his burrow home beneath the apple tree. The O'Learys know that the groundhog does not come forth on February 2 to forecast the weather but rather to check if the O'Leary garden is planted. Mr. O'Leary's plan to keep the groundhog out of their vegetables has one flaw, though, which is humorously revealed on the final page. Full-color illustrations in soft hues add to the aura of warmth and gentleness which permeates the story. A delight to read and share. Sure to join other Balian titles as a much-read favorite. Sharron McElmeel, Cedar Rapids Community Schools, Iowa (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.