Happy Groundhog Day Phyllis!

Sharing a favorite from the archives today!

bildebok from Cathy Ballou Mealey

Let’s see what our good friend Phyllis from Susanna Hill’s charming book Punxsutawney Phyllis is up to for Groundhog Day 2013!

Phyllis was a tad grouchy when emerging from her den, lured by Pig Newtons and cream-phylled cookies. When we informed her that tomorrow was SuperBowl Sunday, she got all excited to cheer for her favorite team, the New England Patriots!

Feb 2013 008brady(I think Phyllis has a little crush on QB Tom Brady)

                                 She seized the TV remote and refused to come outside to check on  the status of her shadow.

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                                                                                                                                                              Even her friend red squirrel couldn’t persuade her to come out and play!

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                                                                                    We were worried how Phyllis would take it when we told her the Pats were not in the big game this year.  She promptly buried her head in the peanut bowl, refusing to listen.

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Feb 2013 014After nibbling a few nuts, Phyllis regained her composure and headed out to check…

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About Cathy Ballou Mealey

Children's book author, repped by Liza Fleissig of the Liza Royce Agency. Wife, mother, daughter, sister, alumna, autism advocate, book reviewer. Reach me via email at cmealey@post.harvard.edu or Twitter @catballoumealey
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24 Responses to Happy Groundhog Day Phyllis!

  1. Iza Trapani says:

    Aw, Phyllis…Well, I’m curious what she’ll have to say about this non-winter in the Hudson Valley of NY. Is there still hope for us skiers?

  2. A marvelous day if there ever was one!

    But why, pray tell, is Phyllis not posing with your piggie?

  3. Phyllis is our favorite groundhog. We are having snow day school and shoveling. It’s February!

  4. Won’t tell you the forecast for SuperBowl Sunday here in L.A., but it begins with h and ends in t.

  5. Love the peanut bath! 15″ in the Fort today!

  6. tinamcho says:

    I read Phyllis to my class today. So fun to see a familiar “friend.”

  7. I WISH Tom Brady was playing in the Superbowl this year!!! :-0

  8. Cute story. Forgot it was Ground Hog Day! It was nice in Ohio today with sun and 60 degrees — then the storms rolled in at 4 p.m.

  9. Sue Wang says:

    I was burying my head in ice cream when the Pats lost. I think Phyllis did better.

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