Secret Of The First One Up by Iris Hiskey Arno

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Kindergarten-Grade 2-When Lila, a young groundhog, objects to going to sleep for the winter, Uncle Wilbur tells her to rest so that she can try to be the first one to wake up in the spring and discover a big secret. She is indeed 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. Lovely, warm illustrations, created with gouache, colored pencils, and acrylics, depict the groundhog household as well as a variety of winter animals. A short note on Groundhog Day is appended. This book can be used for holiday celebrations or as an addition to a storytime or unit on hibernation. —-SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

About Iris Hiskey Arno

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Iris Hiskey Arno began her career as a classical singer. She toured the US, Canada, and Europe singing opera, medieval, and contemporary music. When she became a mom, she took off her traveling shoes and started writing children's books. She also combined her interest in music with her interest in children's literature and wrote several musicals for children to perform. Iris lives with her family just outside New York City in a house with a rainbow-colored porch. Graef received her bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She lives with her husband, Tim, and their children, Maggie and Maxfield.
Published August 1, 2003 by Cooper Square Publishing Llc. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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