|I am really not the kind of girl to go "SQUEEEE," over a tiny, cute, fuzzy little mammal, but dang it, SQUEEEE!!!!! This little chipmunk is the cutest little creature I think I have ever seen! What's more, he won the affections of my friends Pam and Lili, and he had my niece and nephew giggling over his cute expressions and busy antics. He is just too cute to pass up!
Ok. Barf. Onward.
The photographs that illustrate this book are really quite remarkable, and do leave you wondering how in the world the photographer was able to capture such beautiful action shots of this chipmunk and the other animals that populate this story. However it was done, the photos selected were clearly carefully chosen, and served Chippy's story well. My niece, nephew, and I also appreciated the chipmunk facts that appeared at the end of the book, especially the piece of information about how much little chipmunks can store in their cheek pouches. Good grief!
This isn't a "must read" book, but if you need a dose of almost sickening cuteness then Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden should just about do ya! He is certain to be adored by children, and to be "squeeed" at by full grown women who would just as soon not ever be caught making such a sound.