Groundhug Day


By Anne Marie Pace

Illustrated by Christopher Denise

Cover design or artwork by Christopher Denise

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$23.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around December 5, 2017. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

★ "A showstopper." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Magical" —Kirkus Reviews
"A great choice for storytime." —School Library Journal

This heartwarming picture book combines two much-loved holidays—Groundhog's Day and Valentine's Day—and shares a message about the importance of friendship and community.

Moose is having a Valentine's Day party, and all his friends are excited! Everyone except Groundhog, that is. If Groundhog sees his shadow outside, he'll hide in his hole for six more weeks and miss the party! Determined to have their friend join them, Moose, Squirrel, Bunny, and Porcupine put their heads together and come up with a clever plan.
With cozy illustrations by Caldecott Honor award-winning creator Christopher Denise, this season-inspired picture book is perfect for readers who are bursting for spring or snuggling up for six more weeks of winter.


  • Praise for Groundhug Day:

    * "A showstopper."
    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • "Magical."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "A great choice for story time."
    School Library Journal

On Sale
Dec 5, 2017
Page Count
48 pages

Anne Marie Pace

About the Author

Anne Marie Pace ( is the author of Vampirina Ballerina, Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover, and Vampirina at the Beach, as well as several other picturebooks. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and children, most of whom like hugs.

Christopher Denise ( is the illustrator of many critically acclaimed books for young readers including Alison McGhee’s Firefly Hollow, Rosemary Wells’s Following Grandfather, and Betsy Devany’s Lucy Lovey, as well as several in Brian Jacques’s award-winning Redwall series. His books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list and have been recognized by Bank Street College of Education, Parents’ Choice Foundation, and the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition. Christopher lives in Rhode Island with his wife and three daughters, who all give excellent hugs.

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Christopher Denise

About the Illustrator

Christopher Denise is the award-winning creator of Knight Owl, which was a New York Times bestseller; a Caldecott Honor Award winner; an ALA-ALSC Notable Book for Children; a Zena Sutherland Award winner for Excellence in Children’s Literature; was hailed as a "contemporary classic" by NPR; and was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington PostNPRKirkus ReviewsBookpage, and Good Housekeeping, among many other honors. Christopher is also the illustrator of many critically acclaimed books for young readers, including Groundhug Day and Firefly Hollow. He invites you to visit him online at

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