Groundhog Secrets

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Woodchucks

Children - Picture Book
46 Pages
Reviewed on 12/14/2017
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Author Biography

Lieve Snellings is a retired freelance photographer who lives in Leuven (Belgium).
Her series of children's books 'Nature in Quebec, Pictures of Astonishing Wildlife' count now 2 books, available in Dutch, English and French.

Lieve Snellings became 'BookGoSocial Top Voted Children's Author 2017' and 'Readers Review Room's Author of the Month October 2017'.

Her images illustrated many books, magazines and were published online. Her photos were shown in exhibitions all over the world.

Since 2008, after meeting up with her partner who lives in Quebec, you can find her for about 4 to 5 months a year in Canada. There she became a passionate nature photographer. She spent hours, weeks... observing wildlife and searched every info she could find. This and her imagination made her publish two children's books in which photos are as important as words. The books are written in her mother tongue Dutch and translated in English and French.

Lieve's fantasy is that 'image and word create together a new reality'. Enjoy her books.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Coville for Readers' Favorite

Take your children and your whole family on an adventure with Margot the groundhog in Groundhog Secrets: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Woodchucks by Lieve Snellings. Margot will use her witty humor and her extended family members to teach you all about the size, life cycle, hibernation, speed, eating habits, and more of groundhogs. There's enough fun facts in here to last multiple readings and there's no one better to bring them all to you than Lieve Snellings, who is a wildlife photographer with a particular interest in groundhogs. You can see her passion come to life on every page you turn.

Lieve Snellings may have converted this reader into a groundhog fan. Or at least a fan of little Margot. The merging of beautiful, high resolution wildlife photos and digital elements is humorous and captivating. You only need one look at Margot holding a letter she just got in the mail to know the creativity is strong in this picture book. I think kids and adults alike will learn something from Groundhog Secrets. It can sometimes feel like a lot is being thrown at you at once, but in the end it's enjoyable, colorful, vibrant, and fun. And when you're trying to read an educational book to a child, whose attention can easily be lost, fun is an important element. Apparently, there is another Margot book so I know what I'll have to check out pretty soon! Fantastic work from an author who proves that passion can really make a difference every time in what you do.