Selected Children's Books
Stomach-aches, sailors, and doughnuts--learn how these three are connected in the Hole Story of the Doughnut. Vincent X. Kirsch is the illustrator.
2018-19 Virginia Children's Choice Award List
2017-18 Kennebec Valley (Maine) Book Award List
2017-18 PA Young Readers Choice Award List
2017 CCBC Best Books of the Year Selection
2017 Notable Social Studies Trade Book
2017 Children's and Teen Choice Book Award Finalist
2017 Crystal Kite Finalist
2016 Junior Library Guild Nonfiction Selection
This whimsical story is sure to please. Groundhog comes down with the flu just before his big day, so he has to hold auditions for substitute weather tellers. The pictures add much life to the various animals as well as to the humor of the search. In the end, Groundhog is forced to think about what makes him perfect for the job, and his wise appointment of a substitute results in an unlikely friend.
----School Library Journal
The simple dialogue and predictable plot make this a good read-aloud, and the brightly colored, acrylic cartoons are full of fun details and expression, giving the woodland creatures anthropomorphic characteristics. This introduction to the tradition of resolutions is a strong addition to holiday collections.
—School Library Journal
Using the ever-popular action rhyme "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" as a model, Miller teaches young listeners how to be thoughtful library users. Children will quickly pick up the story motions and learn the catchy refrain: "We're going on a book hunt./We're going to a find a good one./We know how./Not too easy,/Not too hard,/But just right." Westcott's illustrations are chock-full of humorous detail that children will enjoy poring over. "Just right" sums ups this addition to library-etiquette titles perfectly.
--School Library Journal