In this third book, Chippy experiences the loss of his best friend, Pickle, a meadow vole. Chippy’s friends help him both to express his grief and also learn to accept and be at peace with the fate of his pal. While Chippy is hibernating, owls appear in magical dreams to offer words of comfort: "Every day gets better" and "Those we love live forever in our hearts."
By springtime, Chippy emerges from his burrow with a renewed sense of hope and he sees a fantastic sight that warms his heart. He begins to believe that life really does get better.
Kathy traveled to eastern Canada to photograph owls for this book. Carrying sixty pounds of gear for long stretches was well worth the exhilarating, unforgettable experience Kathy had viewing these majestic birds of prey. The delicately woven story line is illustrated with beautiful nature photography. An activity page, fun facts, and notes to parents and educators are included. The Chippy Chipmunk series weaves together the best of the visual and language arts, science, photography, and narrative to make backyard nature accessible and fun.
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