Buy New
$9.94
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.95
  • Save: $5.01 (34%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox Hardcover – January 4, 2011


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$9.94
$5.85 $0.01
100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime


Frequently Bought Together

Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox + Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise + The Day the Crayons Quit
Price for all three: $31.10

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Lexile Measure: 440L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; 1 edition (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140274336X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402743368
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 11.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2-When Brownie wakes up on the second of February, she opens her door, looks out, and scoffs, "Phooey, six more weeks of winter." She does not like waiting. Before she can go back inside, a fox pounces on her, eager for breakfast. But clever Brownie finds a way to keep him busy through lunch and then dinner, spending their time looking for spring. After some skating, they've both worked up an appetite and the fox is tired of waiting, too. By tricking Fox, Brownie's life is spared and a new friendship begins, just as the first sign of spring arrives. Segovia's acrylic and ink artwork captures the clear sky of winter and accentuates the white/gray of a heavy snowfall. Brownie's black/brown fur is set off with a bright red scarf as an equally vibrant Fox stands out against a chilly landscape. The theme of outfoxing a fox is a familiar one, but this story is particularly endearing. Children will find it delightful.-C. J. Connor, Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

In a tale written about a rodent created by the illustrator, a groundhog is irritated that she has just seen her shadow and fends off a hungry but rather weak-willed fox by insisting that it’s not mealtime yet. After wandering over a snowy landscape, skating on an icy pond, and sitting down to a picnic of cocoa and cinnamon toast, the two spot a robin and, heartened by this harbinger, part ways with promises to meet the next day. Placing her two figures (who are depicted nearly the same size) in a spacious, open woodland setting, Segovia gives the episode a cozy air and endows February Fox with particularly expressive ears and Brownie with a long red scarf and a picnic basket full of goodies. Fox’s focus on eating notwithstanding, this is not so much a tale of suspense and trickery as a tongue-in-cheek encounter between two unlikely new friends who discover a shared impatience for spring. Winter-weary children will sympathize—probably enough to forgive Brownie’s credulity-stretching survival. Grades 1-3. --John Peters

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
8
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 9 customer reviews
It was just a fun story with Brownie Groundhog tricking the fox over and over again and in the end them becoming friends.
Candace Robinson
Very valuable lesson for children because it shows how an, 'adversarial' relationship can be reversed to a positive one through the use of diplomacy and collaboration.
Ruth M. Hochman
The children quickly snuggled in a big chair to hear it, attracted to the beautiful drawings and colors of the cover and illustrations.
Holistic Friend

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By Ruth M. Hochman on March 25, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
loved this book. Very valuable lesson for children because it shows how an, 'adversarial' relationship can be reversed to a positive one through the use of diplomacy and collaboration. Brownie the groundhog has much to teach us all......
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Though Brownie wakes up grumpy at finding her shadow, she soon as a bigger problem -- Fox would like to eat her for breakfast. I love how Brownie uses her wits to keep from becoming breakfast, then lunch, then dinner.... In the process of avoiding being eaten, Brownie and Fox have all sorts of winter adventures and plenty of fun. Brownie responds empathetically -- but self protectively -- to Fox's growing hunger. In the end, Brownie takes a risk out of empathy for the (now trapped) Fox. Friendship prevails. Great pro social messages about sharing, overcoming our apparent differences, protecting ourselves appropriately from potential harm, and taking a risk to help others, all wrapped up in a funny story with lovely illustrations. What's not to like??

The only down side is I like it more than my 2.5 year old, who only occasionally picks it. She may not be old enough to appreciate the humor of Brownie's verbal strategies to outfox the fox.... I will hang on to this one and hope to read Brownie more as my daughter gets older.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By GeekParent on January 22, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A cute witty story about a fox and a groundhog overcoming their differences to play together. Illustrations are simple with just enough color to keep a child's attention; similar to Olivier Dunrea' style (Gossie and Gertie, BooBoo, Ollie).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book arrived quickly just in time for the big day! The children quickly snuggled in a big chair to hear it, attracted to the beautiful drawings and colors of the cover and illustrations. The story was very cute and the reader can easily emphasize certain words for higher level understanding and interest. It all ended well and it says a lot when the story was finished, immediately the kids took the book to the floor to read it again! It is a good book for anytime of the year, but of course especially near Groundhog's Day.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
Brownie Groundhog wakes up in February to discover that there are still six more weeks of winter. Who comes along but a hungry fox, eager to gobble Brownie up? Brownie holds the fox off cleverly until the two animals become friends.

A story that is perfect for a Groundhog Day readaloud.

"Brownie picked up her basket and crunched across the clearing, leaving tracks in the snow. The fox scampered along beside her.

`I don't suppose you've noticed any signs of spring,' said Brownie.

The fox's tummy grumbled. 'You,' he said."
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?