Item description for A Garden for a Groundhog by Lorna Balian...
Overview 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.
Publishers Description Mr. & Mrs. O'Leary are tired of eating zucchini, but the Groundhog won't leave them anything else in their garden If they make him his own little garden, will he stay out of theirs?
Citations And Professional Reviews A Garden for a Groundhog by Lorna Balian has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2004 page 332
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2004 page 332
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 10.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2004
Publisher Star Bright Books
ISBN 1932065385 ISBN13 9781932065381
Availability 0 units.
More About Lorna Balian
Lorna Balian was born and raised in Wisconsin, where she met her husband, John Balian. Lorna became interested in illustrating children's books, but she did not know anyone who wrote them, so she decided to write them herself. This began a long and celebrated career as a favorite author and illustrator of children's books. Lorna still ives in Wisconsin.
Lorna Balian currently resides in Watertown, in the state of Wisconsin.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Garden for a Groundhog?
Winter and Spring on a farm Dec 31, 2005
A groundhog lives on the O'Leary farm property. While Mrs. O'Leary knits and cooks, Mr. O'Leary spends the winter deciding what to plant in the garden when Spring comes. The O'Learys watch the groundhog come out of his burrow in February, and he sees his shadow, which means that Winter will last a lot longer. When Spring eventually arrives, the O'Learys plant their garden and put in a side row of zucchini squash specifically for the groundhog, so that he will leave the rest of the vegetables for the humans. Or will he?
Groundhog Day is just a tangent for this quaint story, which is more about life on a small farm. (And even though the owners are O'Learys, they thankfully own no cow.) The focus is on traditional roles and what each person or animal is naturally supposed to do. The text could thereby generate some discussion with young folks about those roles. The accompanying illustrations are clear and concise, and the farm and its residents are depicted in a whimsical manner.
A Garden for a Groundhog Sep 25, 2000
This is one of my VERY FAVORITE children's books. I love the story and colorful illustrations. My husband and I could be fitting examples of Mr. & Mrs. O'Leary, the couple in this story. It is a wonderful story to explicit the seasons to young children. I read it each year to 1st graders. The groundhog is such a adorable and cunning character...Ms. Balian does a sensational job with every book she writes..I only wish there were more of her books!
Garden For A groundhog Mar 24, 2000
I am a fan of Ms. Balian's books. This book is especially good for the fact that it gives a story that can be used in preschools and primary grades to teach about ground hog day, but also the telling of the seasons. I love the facial features of the ground hog. Worth reading again and again.