It’s February 2nd, so you know what that means, right? Time to whip up a batch of delicious Punxsutawney Phil Pudding Pops!
Nilla wafers. Is there anything they can’t do? Get the full recipe for these little buggers here.
I credit the BB-Blog with that little discovery, but on the children’s literary side of things I hope y’all remembered to pull out all your Groundhog Day books in your children’s rooms. I tend to forget, which is too bad since this is the only time of year the doggone things even circulate.
I did discover one 2011 Groundhog’s Day book worth celebrating, however. I don’t know if any of you have seen Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox by Susan Blackaby (illustrations by Carmen Segovia). If you haven’t, I highly recommend it. For technical reasons I cannot officially review it on this blog, but at the very least I can suggest that you take a gander. In this trickster tale a delicious groundhog is pursued by a hungry fox, outwitting him at every turn. The lovely acrylics by Segovia make this more than a mere holiday book.
Now let’s enjoy . . . uh . . . well, there’s not much in the way of sun today so I guess we’re looking for an “early spring”. Fingers crossed on that one.
Extra: For fun, check out the names of all the groundhogs around the country as listed by Wikipedia. My favorites include Octoraro Orphie, Shubenacadie Sam, and Staten Island Chuck.