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April Fools, Phyllis!

April Fool, Phyllis! - Susanna Leonard Hill, Jeffrey Ebbeler Phyllis the groundhog wakes up on April first, the day of the planned treasure hunt, feeling funny in her stomach; Phyllis knows winter is not over and that it is going to snow. She is right, but no one listens to her. Her friends pretend snow is falling, but then say, “April Fool!” Phyllis and her friends go on the treasure hunt, staying warm as snow begins to fall, following mysterious clues that lead them finally to the treasure.A clever combination of stories about April Fool’s Day and Groundhog Day, with a bit of The Boy Who Cried Wolf and a treasure hunt thrown in.“A few minutes later Pete yelled down from the mouth of the burrow, ‘Phyllis really was right! It’s snowing!’Everyone rushed up the tunnel. Sure enough, a curtain of fat white flakes drifted across the opening.‘Oh, my!’ exclaimed Aunt Sassy.‘April Fool!’ shouted Pete. ‘It’s only confetti!’”