I have a very sweet Christmas story to share with you today called Chip the Truck Delivers Christmas Gifts.
Chip the Truck Delivers Christmas Gifts
Qinghong Zheng (October 19, 2022)
My name is Chip. I am a happy green truck. It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m on my way to give gifts to my dear friends!
This is an adorable story about a little green truck delivering presents to his friends bird, deer, squirrel, bear, skunk, rabbit, owl and lobster.
Every gift is perfect and all the friends are delighted and grateful for Chip’s thoughtfulness.
The illustrations are bright, beautiful and uncomplicated.
The text is repetitive and always starts out “Beep! Beep! Beep!” I call out to …
Why I Love and Recommend This Book:
This simple little story embodies the meaning of Christmas: Giving!
The whole story is about Chip driving around on Christmas eve and delivering his carefully wrapped gifts to his friends, with no expectations for receiving a gift in return. How refreshing is that?
The book radiates feelings of happiness, love and the simple joy of giving to others.
It’s rare to find a book like that nowadays.
The bright primary colours and repetitive text will appeal to toddlers and pre-schoolers.
BUT, it’s also the repetitive text that makes it a wonderful choice for new readers. After repeated readings the pattern would be fairly easy to memorize. Most of the text variations are then supported by the illustrations.
My granddaughter’s in Grade 1 and I’m definitely buying this for her!
Book Extension Ideas:
1. Write one page of your own version of gift giving and draw a picture to go with it. I’ve provided a template below you can use.
2. Paint a winter background using epsom salts. The Stay At Home Educator has a great example. Be sure to visit her site for full directions.
You could then cut out shapes from coloured construction paper to make Chip the truck and glue it onto your beautiful winter painting.
3. Have your kiddos complete a word search I made using some of the repeating words from the story.
A big thank you to NetGalley and Qinghong Zheng for an advanced readers copy. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
If you’re looking for some more Christmas fun I just finished making this set of Christmas puppets. When you buy the set you receive a pdf with both colour and black/white puppet templates. They’re super easy to put together and involve very little prep. I hope you check them out!
I also have tons more Christmas freebies and ideas here.