The strange part is coming up... As I was reading along, enjoying the pictures and information, I became aware of a rustling sound in the leaves near where I was sitting. I glanced down and lo and behold there was a chipmunk looking up at me. Did it just wink at me? She? He? paused for a moment before scampering away and popping into a small opening. I didn't have time to take a picture of the chipmunk, but I did get one of the hole.
Just like in the book!
How cool is that?
Here's another hole I found.
Could it be another entrance?
Reading this book brings to mind another wonderful book about chipmunks: Chipmunk Song. Joanne Ryder first published this book in 1987 by Dutton Children's Books with illustrations by Lynne Cherry, and it belongs in every child's repertoire. It is a delightful, fantastical exploration by a young boy in a chipmunk's burrow. Not to be missed!
The next book in my box to read is a picture book entitled King Arthur's Very Great Grandson, by Kenneth Kraegel, Candlewick Press, c2012. I am almost afraid to open it. What might scurry by while I am reading it???