374A: Groundhog Day (Solved!)

I’m looking for a kid’s book likely from the 70’s to early 80’s about a groundhog whose friends didn’t want him to see his shadow so they brought him food when he woke up to keep him in his bed. They emptied all the surrounding gardens but he was still hungry. He wanted to leave his den to get more food but they tried to keep him in. When he asked them why he couldn’t leave they told him they did not want him to see his shadow. After this he informs them that ground hog day was yesterday and he’d slept through it. I have looked for this book for years, even when I was a school librarian for a little while and haven’t been able to locate it. My mom doesn’t remember the name of it but does remember that we had it.Thank you for any help you can give for this.

2 thoughts on “374A: Groundhog Day (Solved!)

  1. Rosemary Kasten

    It looks like this is William’s Shadow by Margot Austin.
    “A Groundhog Day mixup provides a hungry woodchuck with wool to pull over his friends’ eyes in this wily little spring tale. To keep William, whom they think a groundhog, inside, his friends bring him more food than he could want, but William gets out — on the wrong day — to their further confusion.”–Kirkus


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