Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!

Illustrated by Laura Dronzek.
Greenwillow (HarperCollins), 2003

Junior Library Guild selection.

Children's Book of the Month Club selection.

Missouri Library Association “Building Block Award” nominee.

“In this inviting tale, the youngest member of a family saves the day…A winning choice for storytime and one-on-one sharing” Starred review SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

“The mix of tension, sheer fright, and humor is just right, and Little Chick proves to be a plucky heroine…A sure pick for storytime and a choice selection for preschool collections.” BOOKLIST

“The story structure has the appeal of such old favorites as ‘The Three Billyl Goats Gruff’; the succinct narration moves right along, sparked with contemporary touches (chicks to Hen: ‘You PROMISED! “We DID our chores!”)…W ith its bold art and chant-along repetition, this will serve equally well for preschool groups or beginning readers.” Starred review HORN BOOK

“Shannon has once again created a short, suspenseful tale with an unpredictable and satisfyingly canny ending. He develops the characters of Hen, her offspring, and Dog succinctly in a test that offers lots of opportunity to dramatize while reading aloud to very young preschoolers…Great for group sharing and participation story hour.” KIRKUS

“The simple, lyrical text contains just enough repetition to make for an interactive read-aloud; beginning readers will also enjoy mimicking the angry dog and the chicks…a distinctly humorous narrative that will charm hungry young audiences.” BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS