Here are two fun books to celebrate¬†everyone’s favorite marmot.

Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day! by Abby Levine (1998). Gretchen Groundhog is terrified of all the attention for her first outing as the groundhog to watch in Piccadilly. Her great-uncle Gus is retiring from Groundhog Day duties, and now it’s up to Gretchen. But she refuses to Go Out. All the townspeople try to change her mind, but it doesn’t work. Then a little girl shows Gretchen her groundhog heritage.

Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow (2005). On February 3rd, Groundhog gets sick and tired of being loved for one day a year and then forgotten. He tells his woodland friends all about how great groundhogs are, eventually convincing them he’s more than just a big ego. Kids will learn a lot about groundhogs through his story.