Candace Fleming  
 
   
Tippy Tippy Tippy Hide!
  Ginny Seo Books, 2007
978-0-689-87479-6
ages 4 to 8
 
purchase this hardcover
purchase this e-book
more picture books
Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide!
written by Candace Fleming
illustrated by G. Brian Karas


Teachers Guide

Knocka-knocka-knocka!

That's the sound of three little bunnies on Mr. McGreely's doorstep, begging to come inside for the winter. But while Mr. McGreely shared his carrots with the bunnies last summer, he has no intention of sharing his house! So...

Hammer! Bam! SmackSlam!

That's the sound of Mr. McGreely boarding up his windows to keep the bunnies out in the cold where they belong! The trouble is, no matter what Mr. McGreely does, the pesky pufftails have a way of sneaking inside -- and taking his things to make a warm, cozy nest for themselves. Will Mr. McGreely ever get the best of these infuriating flopears?

Read the Reviews
With winter coming, Mr. McGreely snuggles up with a good book, but “Knocka-knocka-knocka!,” three little rabbits come begging at his door. Since he won't let them in, they sneak in through the mail slot (“Tippy-tippy-tippy, hide!”). Each successive night, as the snow falls and the wind howls, the "pesky pufftails" find a new way to enter. Each morning, the man discovers evidence of their trespassing-footprints on a chair, nose smudges in his tub, even “bunny drops” on his pillow! Yet, despite his ever-expanding search, which is captured in cumulative verses (“over and under,/above and below,/here and there,/high and low”), he cannot find the critters. Sealing up his home with boards and bricks, he triumphantly waits out the season in peace. When spring arrives, it's the bunnies who have the last laugh: they're outside munching flowers while Mr. McGreely is trapped indoors. ... Perfect for winter read-alouds, this sassy sequel will please fans of the first book

This follow-up to Fleming and Karas's Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! (S & S, 2002) shares many of that title's fine qualities: lighthearted conflict, lively language, and those mischievous, childlike bunnies. With winter coming, Mr. McGreely snuggles up with a good book, but “Knocka-knocka-knocka!,” three little rabbits come begging at his door. Since he won't let them in, they sneak in through the mail slot (“Tippy-tippy-tippy, hide!”). Each successive night, as the snow falls and the wind howls, the “pesky pufftails” find a new way to enter. Each morning, the man discovers evidence of their trespassing-footprints on a chair, nose smudges in his tub, even “bunny drops” on his pillow! Yet, despite his ever-expanding search, which is captured in cumulative verses (“over and under,/above and below,/here and there,/high and low”), he cannot find the critters. Sealing up his home with boards and bricks, he triumphantly waits out the season in peace. When spring arrives, it's the bunnies who have the last laugh: they're outside munching flowers while Mr. McGreely is trapped indoors. Done in gouache, acrylic, and loose pencil lines, the folksy artwork is full of changing perspectives and charming detail, and captures all of the action with warmth and humor. Perfect for winter read-alouds, this sassy sequel will please fans of the first book.

Website copyright 2005- Candace Fleming. All rights reserved. Site designed by Winding Oak.
Materials on this website may be copied for classroom or library use but may not be reprinted or resold for commercial purposes.