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Children's Book
Chippy's Family Helping Others

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Young Chippy loves his family and enjoys visiting them. They all have different

occupations and interests from musician to pilot, artist and more.

Find out how each of his relatives helps other chipmunks.

Chippy then must decide just how he is able to help others.

About the Book

About the Book


The chipmunks in this story are wild.

Linda builds little sets using props from

local antique and collectible stores,

along with handmade items.

Then comes the fun part-coaxing the 

chipmunks into the set to pose for her.

Lots of sunflower seeds are used

for this to happen.

Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek

Cousin Connie is a pilot.

See how she shares her joy of flying with others.

Cousin Cora is a librarian.
She finds the best books to
read to the children.

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Dad in his 57 Chevy.


About the Author

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Linda Stoner lives in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. She is a retired

photographer from Richmond Hill, Ontario. After working on portraits, wedding, and commercial jobs, it is nice to be out in nature, Photographing birds and animals can be a wonderful challenge. She found that building little sets, and getting chipmunks to pose for her was such fun.

Birding is Linda's latest passion. Seeing a new species for the first time, and getting a good photo is very satisfying.

This is Linda's first book.

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3 year old River, is planning to spend some quiet time reading  Chippy's book in the "Beatles"  Strawberry Field Park in Liverpool, U.K.

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Julie is reading
the Chippy book
to her dad at bedtime.
Even Wesley, the cat,
is interested in Chippy's
Family Helping Others.
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Well done Julie. Dad is asleep
for the night.
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Finley's Mom, Meg, reports - "We sure do like reading the "Chippy book" every night before bed.
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Here is 1 year old Blair, reading Chippy's Family Helping Others, that he got for his birthday!
Baby Livia is quite young! But I can see is totally enjoying the book.

Author, Author: Congratulations are in order for Bird Wing member, Linda Stoner. Through

sheer initiative, determination and a lot of creativity and skill - to say nothing of cost - Linda's

children's book, Chippy's Family Helping Others, (photo of cover below) is being printed as I

type this and will be available to buy in mid-May. And don't think it is only for children because

adults will enjoy it too.

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It is one thing to write a book,

another to design and creatively

build the miniature sets

photographed in the book - and 

then, after the sets are build, to lure a

real live chipmunk onto the set, and

not just anywhere but into the exact

position Linda wants it to be in.

Not an easy feat, though sunflower 

seeds on a bit of peanut butter can

help. But still, a chipmunk is not a

person and you can't tell it where it 

must position itself and how long it

must stay in that position so the

photographer can get the best shot.

Linda's skills as a former studio,

wedding and portrait photographer

and all her photo equipment greatly helped, although it often took days and days to get the shot

just the way she wanted it - and all this done outside, not in a controlled studio environment. It

really is quite remarkable once you know the story behind the scenes.


It is best to purchase Linda's book directly from her, because that way you get a hard copy with

the photos on glossy paper. If you order from the printer, you get a soft cover without the glossy



The link to Linda's website is:, and her book ordering email

address is: Send her an email letting her know you want to

buy a book so you can get your name on the list before they are all sold out. She has already started a list that includes Science North and Coles and many individuals. Always good to 

support a Bird Winger.


Renee Levesque  

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