Thursday, February 2nd is Groundhog Day! Gather the kids for a quiet activity to learn the fun of this special holiday by reading this cute book!The Secret of the First One Up by Iris Hiskey Arno and illustrated by Renee Graef is an adorable story about a little groundhog named Lila. When Lila objects to going to sleep for the winter, Uncle Wilbur challenges her to try to be the first one to wake up in the spring and discover a big secret. She is the first groundhog to awaken and quickly runs up the tunnel and outdoors, where she is greeted by all of the animals that do not hibernate and learns from them how important her shadow is.
This charming story about the tradition of Groundhog’s Day celebrates the arrival of Spring and one little groundhog’s moment in the spotlight. Warm, cuddly critters and wonderful illustrations make this a fun family book!