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Tippy-toe chick, go! / by George Shannon ; illustrated by Laura Dronzek.

Shannon, George. (Author).
Book Book (2003.)
Description: [32] p.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, 2003.
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  • ISBN: 0060298243 (lib. bdg.)
  • ISBN: 0060298235
Summary: When a mean dog blocks the path to the garden where a delicious breakfast awaits, Little Chick shows her family how brave and clever she is.
Authors: Dronzek, Laura, (ill.).
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 January 2003
    PreS-K. Every day, Hen takes her three chicks to the garden for their favorite snack of "sweet itty-bitty beans and potato bugs." One day a ferocious dog blocks their path to the garden, and the three chicks are disappointed. When Big Chick and Middle Chick fail to convince the dog to let them into the garden, Little Chick attempts a different tactic. She runs, "tippy-toe, tippy-toe," straight at the dog until she feels "Dog's breath," tippy-toes around a tree until Dog's leash is wound tightly, and then leads her family into the garden. Little Chick's trick is not an original idea, but the narrative has a fresh, buoyant vitality that begs to be read aloud. The mix of tension, sheer fright, and humor is just right, and Little Chick proves to be a plucky heroine. The bright, uncluttered acrylic illustrations neatly match the spare text. The pictures reveal personality and provide the humor that tempers the scariness. A sure pick for storytime and a choice selection for preschool collections. ((Reviewed January 1 & 15, 2003)) Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2002 November #3
    Dronzek (Oh!) makes the most of Shannon's (Tomorrow's Alphabet) tale of a diminutive hero's feats of derring-do, with folk art simplicity and a palette as lush as the first greens of spring. A hen and her three chicks go every morning "to the garden for their favorite treat-sweet itty-bitty beans and potato bugs." But one day, a nasty dog (think Petey, from Our Gang, with his black-encircled eye) barks menacingly at Hen, who sighs, "We'll never get past a dog like that." After Big Chick and Middle Chick's imploring and bullying attempts to pass by the canine fail, the two siblings laugh when Little Chick peeps, "I want to try." Though small, the smart, quick chick runs "tippy-toe" round and round the tree where the dog is tied, causing him to wrap his leash around the trunk as he chases her. Little ones will cheer this "underchick" who takes on a bully several times her size and wins. Shannon's prose runs clean and spare, spiked with just enough "tippy-toe, tippy-toes" and "Ruff-Ruffs" to make reading aloud fun. The simply drawn chicks and the vibrant acrylic backdrop of bright green grass and hot pink, blue and purple flowers make this a perky springtime offering. Ages 3-up. (Feb.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2003 February
    PreS-Gr 2-In this inviting tale, the youngest member of a family saves the day. Hen and her offspring make a daily trip to the garden to feast on yummy beans and potato bugs. Little Chick always trails behind, daydreaming, and then quickly runs across the yard to catch up with the others. One day, a loud dog that has been tied to a nearby tree blocks their path. Frightened, Hen is ready to turn around, but her hungry children insist on a confrontation. Big Chick and Middle Chick each take a turn with the barking beast and end up cowering under their mother's wing. Although her siblings laugh at her, Little Chick demands a chance at defeating the dog, and comes up with a courageous and cunning plan that makes use of her natural speed. Before long, the pooch is neatly tied up and the road to the goodies is clear. Lyrical language, catchy sound effects ("tippy-toe, tippy-toe"), and just the right amount of suspense keep the action moving at a brisk pace. With an interesting mix of dramatic full-page spreads and smaller vignettes, the colorful acrylic paintings pick up on both the humor and the tension of the text. Accentuated by fluid black lines and set against lush green backgrounds, the characters seem to jump right off of the pages. A winning choice for storytime or one-on-one sharing.-Joy Fleishhacker, formerly at School Library Journal Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

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Shannon, George. "Tippy-toe chick, go!." New York : Greenwillow Books, 2003.

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