Book Review | Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden
Author: Kathy Miller
About the Book:
When a mother chipmunk brought her babies to Kathy Miller’s front window–as if to show them off–Miller knew that a sequel to her first book, Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden,was in order. She also knew that when baby chipmunks first emerge from their burrow, they disperse to live independently within two weeks. So she worked quickly to capture the rare sight of a chipmunk family playing and learning together.
The delightful result is Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden. This book offers a rare glimpse into the real lives of baby chipmunks during their first days out of the burrow. The 80+ color photographs reveal interesting details and expressions not usually visible to the naked eye. These are enhanced by a story that will captivate and delight children 4 and older, all nature lovers and the young at heart.
My husband rarely reads to our children since that is one pleasure that I will rarely defer to anyone else. However, when he laid his eyes upon Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden he immediately smiled and volunteered to read this book aloud to our children. Before starting the story, he became misty eyed and shared his own childhood experience rescuing three baby chipmunks whose nest had been destroyed by a tractor. The beautiful photographs and story of this book really captured the reality of life as a baby chipmunk. My family and I were captivated by this delightful story and enjoyed the adventures of the adorable main characters. My husband said that it was a wonderful story that really did bring back those memories from his youth and his beloved chipmunks.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*