cover image Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Splash!

Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Splash!

Candace Fleming, illus. by G. Brian Karas. S&S/Atheneum, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4169-5403-3

In this follow-up to Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! and Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide!, Mr. McGreely has had it with his “bunny problems,” so he packs up and heads to the beach. Naturally, the bunnies come along (“Tippy-tippy-tippy, pat! Click-click-snap!” goes the seat belt as the bunnies sneak into the back seat of his car). At the beach, the bunnies repeatedly and resoundingly outshine Mr. McGreely when it comes to collecting shells, flying kites, and “shooting the curls,” all building up toward a meltdown on the man’s part and an “if you can’t beat ’em” ending. Sunny bunny fun, through and through. Ages 4–8. Illustrator’s agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Mar.)