written and photographed by Kathy M. Miller
In this hardcover book for children, Chippy meets a unique chipmunk and learns to feel empathy and show kindness.
In Chippy’s first encounter with Harriet, she explains that a flood destroyed her burrow. But when she asks for help to find a new place, Chippy chases her away.
Chippy’s animal friends show him that there is diversity in every species. They help him to understand empathy and it changes his heart. He helps Harriet build a new burrow, shares his acorns with her, and they become friends.
The delicately woven story is extensively illustrated with adorable photos of real furry animals in a gorgeous natural setting. An activity page, fun facts, and teaching points for parents and educators are included. Chippy Chipmunk weaves together the best of the visual and language arts, science, photography, and narrative to make backyard nature accessible and fun. For ages 4 and up. Hardcover. (48 pp.)