Chippy Chipmunk Feels Empathy (Hardcover)

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By Kathy M. Miller (Photographer), Kathy M. Miller
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When Chippy Chipmunk meets a unique chipmunk, he learns to feel empathy and show kindness. In Chippy's first encounter with Harriet, she explains that a flood destroyed her burrow, so she is searching for a new place to dig. She asks for help, but Chippy refuses and chases her away. He is preoccupied with his goal of having a record-setting day collecting acorns, and he is skeptical that the newcomer is a chipmunk since she has no stripes. Chippy's friends show him that there is diversity in every species. "Diversity makes the world more beautiful," a blue peacock tells Chippy. "My friend and I may look different on the outside, but inside we are the same," adds a peacock that is an all-white variety.

Chippy's friends help him to understand empathy and the need to show compassion. Chippy imagines what it would be like to be other wildlife. He thoughtfully observes other creatures. He pretends to be like them and echoes their calls as a way to develop empathy. He pictures himself in Harriet's situation. The light of a new day gives Chippy a fresh beginning. Feeling empathy changes his heart. He helps Harriet build a new burrow and shares his acorns with her. The two become friends.

Like the other three books in this award-winning series, this one is illustrated with photography and fun facts are included. Diversity is celebrated with photographs of nature and of farm and domestic animals. This book contains notes on how to develop empathy.

About the Author


Kathy M. Miller is a teacher, cellist, author and 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 award-winning children's books " Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden," "Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden" and "Chippy Chipmunk: Friends in the Garden" ((c) 2009, (c) 2011 (c) 2015 Celtic Sunrise) Miller's photographs have been published in various newspapers and magazines and graced the covers of journals, brochures, Hawk Mountain News, and the 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 ((c)2009, Stackpole). She won 2nd place in the Schuylkill Allied Artists Competition in photography.In 2014 Kathy received the "President's Volunteer Service Award" in recognition and appreciation of her commitment to strengthening our Nation and for making a difference through volunteer service. In 2015 Kathy received the "Celebrate Literacy Award" from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association, a council of the International Literacy Association. The Celebrate Literacy Award recognizes organizations, institutions, and individuals that have made significant literacy contributions at the local, state, or provincial level. 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, video clips 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. Kathy M. Miller is a teacher, cellist, author and 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 award-winning children's books "Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden," "Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden" and "Chippy Chipmunk: Friends in the Garden" ((c) 2009, (c) 2011 (c) 2015 Celtic Sunrise) Miller's photographs have been published in various newspapers and magazines and graced the covers of journals, brochures, Hawk Mountain News, and the 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 ((c)2009, Stackpole). She won 2nd place in the Schuylkill Allied Artists Competition in photography.In 2014 Kathy received the "President's Volunteer Service Award" in recognition and appreciation of her commitment to strengthening our Nation and for making a difference through volunteer service. In 2015 Kathy received the "Celebrate Literacy Award" from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association, a council of the International Literacy Association. The Celebrate Literacy Award recognizes organizations, institutions, and individuals that have made significant literacy contributions at the local, state, or provincial level. 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, video clips 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780984089338
ISBN-10: 0984089330
Publisher: Celtic Sunrise
Publication Date: October 21st, 2017
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Chippy Chipmunk