“Groundhog’s Day Off” by Robb Perlman | The End of Scammel Street (Joseph Wolins, 1937)

Every year, people ask Groundhog the same, boring old question. Is spring around the corner? Or are we doomed to more winter? Sure, they care about his shadow, but what about him and his interests? He’s had enough! Groundhog packs his bags and sets out for a much-needed vacation.

Now the town is holding auditions to find someone to fill his spot. None of the animals seem right for the job, though. Not Elephant, not Ostrich, and most certainly not Puppy. No one has Groundhog’s flair for the dramatic, but is it too late to woo him back into the spotlight?

[Art Focus: The End of Scammel Street by Joseph Wolins, 1937]

Young learners and their caregivers are invited to join Storytime in the galleries on the first Friday of each month. Through engaging stories and related activities, works of art will come to life as each story is specifically paired with a work of art in our galleries! Extend your visit by exploring PLAY – the interactive space for families–afterward.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE. No reservation required.

[“Storytime in the Gallery” is generously supported by the Walser Foundation]