Merry Christmas, Cheeps!

Merry Christmas, Cheeps!

by Julie Stiegemeyer, Carol Baicker-McKee
     
 

It's the day before Christmas, and a family of chicks is busy getting ready. There are snow angels to make, gingerbread cookies to decorate, a tree to trim, and don't forget to hang the stockings. Then it's off to bed…and early to rise on Christmas morning! With a sweet rhyming text and irresistible 3-D art that looks like it came straight out of Santa's toy

Overview

It's the day before Christmas, and a family of chicks is busy getting ready. There are snow angels to make, gingerbread cookies to decorate, a tree to trim, and don't forget to hang the stockings. Then it's off to bed…and early to rise on Christmas morning! With a sweet rhyming text and irresistible 3-D art that looks like it came straight out of Santa's toy shop, this is a book the whole family will enjoy.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
The adorable, terrycloth chickens created by Stiegemeyer and Baicker-McKee in Cheep! Cheep! are back in this cute book about Christmas. Using simple examples of how the chickie family prepares and celebrates the season, the text is part repetition and part rhyme. As we see them decorate the Christmas tree, we read: "shiny, shiny, bright…Place a golden star on top…twinkle, twinkle, night." All of the brightly-colored items populating the pictures are handmade from a variety of fabrics, papers and clay. The exuberance of the chicks' faces and their body postures will make this book appeal to a variety of ages. Reading the text aloud will provide many moments of shared fun for readers and lap listeners alike. Early readers will be able to develop confidence in their newfound abilities while sharing the pleasure of the chick family. This cheerful board book includes a recipe for "Christmas Cheeps Christmas Treats." Reviewer: Sheilah Egan
School Library Journal

PreS-This colorful picture book features a family of cuddly terrycloth chicks with clay feet and features, adorned in knit caps and scarves. They play in the snow, sing, make cookies, decorate the tree, read, and hang up their stockings. Their excitement on Christmas morning is palpable. Though adults may wonder why the parents are chicks and not chickens, children will be charmed by the brightly bordered textural pictures and the lively, expressive family. The text is simple, rhythmic, and fun. A cheery read-aloud for the toddler set.-Linda Israelson, Los Angeles Public Library

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599900643
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 8.73(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

JULIE STIEGEMEYER and CAROL BAICKER-McKEE last teamed up for Cheep! Cheep!, which was named a Best Book of the Year by both Parenting and Nick Jr. magazines. Julie is a poet and the author of several picture books. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Carol is a self-taught illustrator who also holds a PhD in child psychology and is a contributor to Nick Jr. Magazine. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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