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Book Review and Giveaway: April Fool, Phyllis! Ends October 14th


My Review: Punxsutawney Phyllis knew everything about the weather and when she woke up on April First, the day of spring she knew winter wasn’t over yet and that a blizzard is brewing. She needed to let the others know so that the treasure hunt has to be canceled. But will they believe her since its April Fools’ Day and would Phyllis find a way to save April Fools’ Day from disaster?

Someone is always playing the April Fool game but the lesson in this book shows that even though it’s April Fools’ Day we should take time to pay attention to the issues or situation just in case it has nothing to do with April Fools’ Day. The author also gives a brief history of April Fools’ Day at the end of the story.

Illustrations by Jeffrey Ebbeler added more fun to the story. I recommend this book for the home and classroom reading.

Ages: 4-8

Pages: 28

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

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September 28, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,

11 Comments »

  1. The concept of April Fool’s reminds somewhat of “crying wolf!”
    The character of Phyllis trying to get the word out about the blizzard
    on a joke day would be rather difficult…
    Thanks bunches!
    Cindi

    Comment by Cindi | September 28, 2011 | Reply

  2. The cover is a work of art and true eye catcher. The moral around wonderful too. The title reminds me of my daughter running around and always saying April Fools.

    Comment by Larissa | September 28, 2011 | Reply

  3. I like the illustrations, Phyllis is adorable and my younger granddaughters would like these picture and the story. Left comment. GFC name is Lucky47
    Carol L
    Luicky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | September 29, 2011 | Reply

  4. Punxsutawney Phyllis is one of my favorite stories to share for Ground Hogs Day. I look forward to using this book as part of an April Fools Day or spring-themed storytime with my pre-reader library story groups. Thanks for the review!

    Comment by YvonneJ | September 29, 2011 | Reply

  5. This sounds like a fun way to combine two minor holidays (groundhogs day and april fools day) into one good lesson.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | September 29, 2011 | Reply

  6. Love the illustrations that I see, they are definitely eye catching for the targeted age-group and what a great idea to have a book for April Fool’s Day and have it teach a lesson.

    crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

    Comment by Crystal Fulcher | September 29, 2011 | Reply

  7. I love the artwork of this book! Thanks for your review!This is a wonderful story and very important for children to hear. Looks funny…maybe a good lesson? LOL

    Comment by Patricia Wojnar Crowley | September 29, 2011 | Reply

  8. What a beautiful book! My grandson is autistic and he loves books. This book would be a wonderful addition to his collection.

    Comment by Tonya May | October 2, 2011 | Reply

  9. looks like a wonderful book!! My girls would love this and would go great in their new little library im fixing up for them! Thanks for hosting!

    Comment by jenni | October 2, 2011 | Reply

  10. I am one that does not even know the history of aprils fools day and this would be a great book to add to my collection.
    asha.marie@Hotmail.com

    Comment by Asha Marie Pena | October 7, 2011 | Reply

  11. I love the idea of having a story about a groundhog dealing with April Fools’ Day and having the history of April Fools’ Day explained at the end.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | October 14, 2011 | Reply


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