Chippy Chipmunk

Parties In The Garden

Children - Grade K-3rd
40 Pages
Reviewed on 06/23/2010
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Author Biography

Kathy M. Miller is a teacher, cellist, author and award-winning nature photographer. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kutztown University with Bachelor degrees in Education and Music.

In addition to the images found in her multi-award winning children’s book Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden, (© 2009, Celtic Sunrise) Miller’s photographs have been published in various newspapers and magazines and graced the covers of brochures, Hawk Mountain News, and the 2009 Schuylkill County Visitors Guide. One of Miller’s photos was used for the cover of the Yuengling Brewery Cookbook and she contributed ten images to the book Rescuing Wildlife (©2009, Stackpole). She won 2nd place in the Schuylkill Allied Artists Competition in photography.

Kathy’s multi-media nature program has been presented to numerous libraries and schools across North America. Highly engaging and interactive, it includes aural and visual components about backyard nature. It includes tips on photography, and a hands-on burrow building simulation. She is a speaker at various Reading And Library Association Conferences.

Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Miller now lives in New Ringgold, Pennsylvania with her husband and a photogenic feline, Chester.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Kathy Miller has done a wonderful job creating "Chippy Chipmunk". Her photography is top notch with realistic cute photos of Chippy and his other friends...Ms. Bunny,Mr. Squirrel, the Blue bird and Cardinal families, Ms. Box Turtle and all the other wonderful animals in her spacious garden. The pictures are so vivid and eye-appealing.

The story is sure to please young children as they read or their parents read to them. The print is large and easy on the eyes. The story is sure to put a smile on your face; it goes so well with the photos.

As an extra bonus, Ms. Miller has added some very interesting Chippy Chipmunk facts at the end of her book that will be sure to prompt young animal lovers to want to know more about the Chipmunk world.

I take my hat off to Kathy Miller. You have done a wonderful job. Please keep writing about the animals in your garden. I`m waiting for your next book. My grandson enjoyed this as a bedtime story and asked for it the next day!