Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Splash!

Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Splash! by Candace Fleming

The bunnies are back!!  I’ve spent the last month recommending this series to anyone in search of bunny books in time for spring or Easter, so I was delighted to see this on my library’s new books shelf.

Mr. McGreeley has had it up to his ears with bunnies.  What he really needs is a beach vacation.  Some sunbathing, kite-flying, sandcastle building and surfing should fix him up perfectly.  But poor Mr. McGreeley is a failure at nearly everything he tries, at least compared with those wily bunnies.  Luckily, in the end, they work together and everyone ends up happy.

I was a wee bit disappointed with this one.  The other books are structured so that the bunnies are actually interfering with McGreeley’s life, it’s just that his responses are out of proportion. In this book, the poor guy is just trying to have a vacation and they keep showing him up.  I love McGreeley as the determined curmudgeon.  I kind of pitied him here as he tried to have fun and kept having his nose rubbed into his failures.  Anyway, kids are unlikely to be bothered, in fact, they’ll probably like the teamwork and happy ending for all.  The book continues to be fun to read aloud with lots of great vocabulary.

Sex, Nudity, Dating – None.
Profanity – None.
Death, Violence and Gore – None.
Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking – None.
Frightening or Intense Things – None.




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