WHOOOO!!! PPBF is BACK!
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. The feature has been on vacation for the summer, but it is BACK! I chose this book because I love how it combines photography with a great story! I have great news too! I have a copy of my PPB pick to give away (so be sure to read to the bottom 😉 )!
By Kathy M Miller
40 pages – ages 6+
Published by Celtic Sunrise; 2nd Printing edition (September 30, 2009)
Theme/Topic – Photography / nature / chipmunks
Opening and Synopsis –
“Chippy the Chipmunk awoke from his long winter nap. Feeling hungry, he scampered up to the top of a big rock and listened for signs of danger.”
Why I liked this book – Well for one, the photography! It is just awesome! If you click HERE you can see some of the interior pages at Ms. Miller’s website. Anyway, I love the idea of this book! Taking pictures of an animal and making it into a cute, believable story! The thing I like most about the pictures is the action spots – very cool! Ms. Miller is a wizard with a camera! Plus she has made a cute story to go with the pictures. Kids can read along to learn about Chippy’s day and all he does and even some dangers he faces! Kids will love the Chippy books!
Activities and Resources –
At the Artists Helping Children’s website there is a cute chipmunk mask you can print out. Click HERE.
You can learn more about Ms. Miller and her award-winning books (Chippy has won 35 national awards!), including the second Chippy book – “Babies in the Garden,” by visiting her website HERE.
BUT, the best activity I can think of is to dress up as a giant chipmunk and
terrorize bring happiness to children everywhere.
This brings me to the next part of my blog post –
MY DAY AS A CHIPMUNK – by Erik
The Columbia County Library needed help and I was the kid to do it. Kathy Miller was doing an author event at the library and they needed a volunteer to fill important shoes (or fuzzy feet in this case). I told my librarian, Lydia Kegler “I AM THE KID FOR THE JOB!” And after everyone debated whether it was smart to put an 11-year-old in a giant chipmunk costume, I GOT THE JOB!
Josie loves Chippy!
I’ve been to a lot of book signings and I have to say, Ms. Miller put on one of the best presentations I have seen. She had us all acting like chipmunks,
It was a great time! Ms. Miller is very nice and she liked how I played Chippy so she gave me a signed copy of her book to give away on my blog! To enter, just comment below! I will announce the winner next week on Perfect Picture Book Friday! YAY!
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!
Before you go – if you get a chance PLEASE visit Julie Grasso’s (author of the super awesome books Escape from the Forbidden Planet and Return to Cardamom) blog HERE for her review of my book – The Adventures of Tomato and Pea and Beth Stilborn’s blog HERE for a chance to WIN a copy of my book 😀
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