Chipper Sends Sunshine -- Book Review & Giveaway


Disclosure: I was sent a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I am working with Purple Butterfly Press and The Children's Book Review to be part of this Virtual Book Tour and will receive a small stipend for sharing this book with you. All opinions are my own.

As the end of the school year approaches, families start thinking about summer camp. Did you go away to summer camp or do your kids? The fun adventures in the woods away from home meeting new people, summer camp offers so much. Today I get to share with you a fun book about a group of animals who go to summer camp and make new friends and want to find a way to stay in touch with the new friends. The book is called Chipper Sends Sunshine by Kimber Fox Morgan and illustrated by Kim Sponaugle. 

From the Publisher:

Chipper Sends Sunshine  Written by Kimber Fox Morgan and Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle

Ages 4+ | 32 Pages

Publisher: Creative, Simple Wonder Press | ISBN-13: 9781737038672

Publisher’s Synopsis: Chipper the Fox and his Arctic friends travel to summer camp for fun in the sun! After an amazing summer, how will they stay in touch with their new friends and keep their summer adventure going?



Kimber Morgan is a multi-award-winning children’s book author who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kimber is a fun wife and imperfect mom of 3 crazy kiddos and two little lemon (problematic) dogs. She tries to live her strengths the best she can. Morgan is a homemade Halloween costume type of mom who lets her kids mix the Play-Doh. She bakes fun birthday cakes (cutely, but far from perfection) and loves a homemade Valentine and a school project.

Writing children’s books is an extension of her creative strength. She strives to create picture books that are beautiful, engaging, humorous, and with themes of acceptance and kindness. She hopes you love reading her works. Kimber is available for author visits and wants to connect with you.

Visit her on Instagram @kimbermorgan_writes and her website,

From Me:

Chipper and his friends are off to summer camp. They are Arctic animals, but at summer camp they make friends with animals from all over the world including a giraffe, flamingo, koala, and frog. Each Arctic animal becomes besties with one of the other animals and tries to stay in touch with them but have some issues getting their messages across. The friends then come up with a plan to send their friends hugs around the world. 

I love how cheerful this book is. Each pair of friends bond over an activity: contests, soaking in the sun, runs, and water play. I love how the animals have different interests just like kids. I also love how each friend tries to send the other friend something special from their lives and interests. The book portrays summer camp as a fun place to have an adventurous summer. It shows summer camp as a place to bond with new kids and make new friends. It also shares how kids want to stay in touch after summer camp and look forward to the next summer and getting together again. 

Towards the end of the book there is a page with the Earth on it and the animals trying to share hugs from around the world. It is a perfect book to share during a unit on animals from around the world. It would be fun to look a the friends and where in the world they can be found. It also would be fun to have pen pals to share messages with. Or have the kids try to create hugs to send around the world or to their parents using paper, glitter, glue, etc. This is a fun book that has so many things you can do with it.


Enter for the chance to win a paperback copy of Chipper Sends Sunshine and an Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids tablet! Good luck!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A paperback copy of Chipper Sends Sunshine
  • An Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet