Griffin is a very special little groundhog Mother Nature chooses for an extraordinary responsibilityaawakening the other animals to welcome spring. His friends are awed by Griffin's courage and some of them warn him about the wolves and weasels that may be waiting for him when he tries to complete his task. So when Griffin ventures out of his burrow one sunny day in late winter, he encounters a horrible image in the snow and scurries back inside. Though he's frightened, Griffin is also worried about letting Mother Nature down. He finally gets up his nerve, faces the outside, and runs right into spring! This delightfully illustrated full-color book offers an entertaining way for children to celebrate Groundhog Day. Early readeraages 5-8.