Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide!

Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide!

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by Candace Fleming, G. Brian Karas

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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! Smack Slam!

That's the sound of Mr. McGreely boarding up his windows



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! Smack Slam!

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?

The three wily bunnies from Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! return in a sequel that's even funnier than their first adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Fleming and Karas bring back the three bunnies that made Mr. McGreely's life so difficult in Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! This time it's winter, and "those wily twitchwhiskers" are seeking warm shelter. "Oh, no," says Mr. McGreely. "I shared my carrots with you, but I'm not sharing my house. Now, hop off, scram, shoo!" Famous last words: despite the man's best efforts to seal up his house (echoing the elaborate defense system he concocted in the original book), the bunnies find a host of ways to gain entry ("Tippy-tippy-tippy, hide!" becomes their refrain). Even more irritating, they always escape by morning-but not before leaving evidence behind (Mr. McGreely wakes up one morning and "instead of his teddy bear next to him, all he found was... bunny drops!"). Karas's freewheeling drawing style deftly keeps the story off-balance and captures Mr. McGreely's descent into comic madness. At the same time, the illustrator evokes the chill and darkness of winter. But as in its predecessor, the real fun is in the text, with its liberal use of onomatopoeia and infectious, percussive prose. Ages 4-8. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Mr. McGreeley and the three rabbits from Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! are back. Mr. McGreeley is getting ready for winter. He takes down his hammock, puts up his storm windows, and stores his garden hose. He is snuggling into his easy chair when he hears "Knocka-knocka-knocka!" coming from his front door. He chases off the three bunnies waiting there. Of course, these three intruders are not so easily discouraged. When night falls and the cold wind blows, they enter the house through the mail slot. They eat Mr. McGreeley's fruit and leave a bit of tail puff. Mr. McGreeley nails the mail slot shut. The next night the bunnies jump down the chimney, then they find an open window and, finally, they come in through the door. Mr. McGreeley barricades himself inside his house. Sure enough, the little guys do not get in again, but when spring arrives, Mr. McGreeley finds he cannot get out of his house. He does spot the bunnies as he manages to peep out a window. They are waiting for him to plant his garden. The repetitive text and the active illustrations will keep preschoolers giggling throughout the story.
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3
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.
—Martha TopolCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
The pesky bunny trio from Fleming and Karas's Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! (2002) is back, this time bent on sheltering from winter in Mr. McGreely's cozy abode. Four times the bunnies slip inside, with the exasperated homeowner boarding and bricking up all the entry points. Children will laugh at the patterned wordplay ("Tippy-tippy-tippy, wiggle. / Through the mail slot. / Tippy-jiggle") and souvenir bunny deposits that so infuriate McGreely as his stuff disappears: tail fluff, nose smudges and the inevitable "bunny drops." As spring blossoms scent the air, the bunnies loll outdoors in a nest feathered with an assortment of items pinched from the literally shut-in Mr. M. They make a conciliatory offering-a few flowers plucked from the moody gent's own garden-but he, perhaps foreseeing the looming battle for this year's carrots, is far from mollified. In Karas's mixed-media pictures, the flat slate blues and browns of winter yield to touches of spring green and pink. This pleasant follow-up will rightfully charm many readers, but it lacks the unique verve of its rollicking predecessor. (Picture book. 3-7)

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Meet the Author

Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including Ben Franklin’s Almanac, an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; as well as Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!; Gabriella’s Song; and When Agnes Caws; all ALA Notable Books. She lives in a suburb of Chicago.
G. Brian Karas has illustrated many children’s books, including Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! And Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide! by Candace Fleming; Incredible Me by Kathi Appelt; the High-Rise Private Eyes series by Cynthia Rylant; and Ivan by Catherine Applegate, which was a New York Times bestseller. His books have been named ALA Notables, Booklist Editor Choices, SLJ Best Books, and Boston Globe Horn Book Honor books. He lives in upstate New York. Visit him online at GBrianKaras.com.

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Why is this avail on Nook but not Muncha? Its my sons favorite book right now. :( But ive put this book on my wishlist. Im sure its just as good if not better than MunchaMunchaMuncha!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the first story about Mr. McGrelly and the three bunnies in the book, "Muncha,Muncha,Muncha!", also written by Candace Fleming. I recently completed a Literacy bag on the first book. I had to buy this one as soon as I saw it. It is so much fun, and really expands the ideas, and fun from the first tale. I teach Head Start, my four year olds loved both stories. We found many learning experiences out of this book!