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Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide!    by Candace Fleming & Brian Karas order for
Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide!
by Candace Fleming
Order:  USA  Can
Simon & Schuster, 2007 (2007)
* * *   Reviewed by Hilary Daninhirsch

A trio of rabbits has been getting under the skin of Mr. McGreely ever since we met them in Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! In that first book by the same author/illustrator team, the rabbits managed to steal all of Mr. McGreely's vegetables from his garden, despite his best attempts to keep them out.

In this book, winter has set in, and the bunnies simply want to keep warm. They use ingenuity to gain entrance into Mr. McGreely's house throughout the winter. He finds evidence of them everywhere; in one wonderfully gross illustration, he wakes up to see 'bunny drops' on his bed. After unsuccessfully nailing his mail slot shut and sealing his chimney, he finally bricks his doors in from the inside. Of course, when spring appears, he is unable to leave his own house, and the bunnies win again.

The illustrations are as delightful as the names Mr. McGreely calls his annoying intruders: pesky pufftails; naughty wigglenoses; infuriating flopears; and wily twitchwhiskers. What could be more thrilling to children than the idea of outsmarting adults? Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide! is pure fun.

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