Phyllis is on a world tour! Who is Phyllis? She’s a groundhog related to Punxatawney Phil. Phil predicts the weather and so does Phyllis!
Mrs. Kistler welcomed Phyllis to San Antonio as part of her world tour. First stop, the S. boys, Sepas and Sepand. They read the book with Mrs. Kistler and here is their review:
Sepas: In April Fool, Phyllis!, I liked the April Fools jokes. I liked the one where Phil Junior put his hands in the ice to show everyone it was cold, but it wasn’t really cold. He was tricking the family, especially Phyllis. I have a question for Susanna Hill, the author. How did you come up with all these jokes?
Sepand: I liked that Susanna Hill is actually using real life things and making it into fantasy. I liked that Phyllis was the heroine. In the Author’s Note, titled April Fool’s Day, you mentioned our country, Iran. My parents lived in Iran before they came to San Antonio, Texas. I never knew that Iran celebrated April 3rd by going outside to avoid bad luck. I learned something about my family’s heritage.
Next, Phyllis read with Johnny.
Johnny: Phyllis the groundhog helped me learn about weather. Sometimes it is hot, but it can get cold and then make all the hot go away. My favorite joke was when Pete dumped snow over the door. I read April Fool Phyllis! to the St. Patrick’s Day Ziggies. This year, Phyllis celebrated Groundhog’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and April Fool’s Day!
How do you celebrate April Fool’s Day in your state or country?
Do you have an idea for a harmless April Fool’s Day trick?