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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Dylan peeked around the corner and grinned. He wanted to sneak up on his daddy. He crouched down low and snuck down the hall. Tip, tip, tippy toe, and that is how Dylan snuck up on his daddy—always. Each time he tried to sneak up on his daddy, there would be something that made a sound. He remembered that his shoes were squeaky and he went back to the kitchen to remove them. He again snuck down the hall and at that moment dust tickled his nose and he sneezed. Alivia also wanted to sneak with him and they both snuck down the hall. Would they be able to surprise their daddy?
Tippy Toe Surprise by Bernice Seward is a delightful and charming story that captures the bonding between a parent and a child in a beautiful way. The illustrations are lively and adorable like the story. The author makes the story fun and interactive by giving music notes of the Tippy Toe Surprise Song and including Enrichment Questions, Sentence Tic-Tac-Toe, and Rhyme Boxes—making learning engaging and interesting. It is a perfect book that can be used for classroom activities because its enrichment activities will help students to learn to read through repetition. The bonding of Dylan and Alivia is tangible and there will be many readers who will find them relatable. Stories like this make it easy for parents and elders to help children understand how simple things can make life beautiful and connect them better with their parents and family.