Tippy-Tippy-Tippy Splash

Tippy-Tippy-Tippy Splash
by Candace Fleming, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Simon and Schuster, 2014

Mr. McGreely has bunny problems and decides to vacation at the ocean and leave the bunnies behind.  But, of course, the “pesky pufftails” sneak aboard and join him.  Mr. McGreely is about to enjoy himself, when the “wily twitchwhiskers” appear.  Then, to make things worse, every time he partakes in a new activity, they do, too, and ‘outdo’ poor Mr. McGreely.  Until they start a castle-building contest.  Find out how Mr. McGreely makes the best of the situation.

That’s the plot, but the fun parts are the delightful repetitions and reading aloud all the funny onomatopoeia sounds, like “Crash Smash, Glub, Blub, Blub!”, “Tippy-flash” and “Tippy-Tippy-Tippy Dash.”  A playful story and a fun read-aloud when the bunnies, just having fun, consistently outsmart Mr. McGreely.

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