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Tippy Lemmey

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  88 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
A New Dog in Town
Tippy Lemmey is no ordinary dog. Not only is he the only dog Leandra, Paul, and Jeannie have ever met with a first and a last name, he's a living, breathing monster! When they ride their bikes, he chases them, snapping at their heels. When they run, he runs. If they cross the street, he follows. There's no getting away from him -- over him or under him.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Aladdin
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Lars Guthrie
Jan 09, 2008 Lars Guthrie rated it it was amazing
This book is fantastic! It's an Aladdin Ready-for-Chapters volume, so it's suitable for second, third and fourth graders who aren't fully fluent, but there is so much more going on here than in your run-of-the-mill early reader that I hesitate to include it in that category. It's about three African-American kids (that's only known through Susan Keeter's great illustrations) who are terrified of passing a house in their neighborhood because of the seemingly nasty-tempered eponymic dog there. The ...more
Danie P.
Apr 19, 2010 Danie P. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
This story takes place during the Korean war. Three friends are harassed by the new neighbors dog every time they ride their bikes. Its the only dog they know that has a first and last name (Tippy Lemey) Although the characters are black/african american it doesn't ever focus on the skin color aspect but instead focuses on the story. I loved it for kids who want to read a historically based novel but are younger readers.
Aug 16, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing
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Tippy Lemmey is a book my second graders would like to read. I also think there is some valuable lessons that can be discussed through this book. Themes of friendship, bravery, and responsibility could easily be topics for conversations.
Sep 13, 2010 Reader rated it it was amazing
very fun to read about a dog that is nice but the main chracters think it is a very mean dog. a very good book and very dramatic.
Jan 19, 2009 Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, children-s
A pretty cute story.
Jul 04, 2015 Lindsay rated it liked it
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Tippy Lemmey is a Ready-for-Chapter books story for beginning readers which will teach lessons on bravery, perseverance, friendship and patience. Though this book is great for beginning readers it will be enjoyable to upper grades as well. Pencil sketches for illustrations add to the text. The children in the book will learn that things are not always as they seem with the new bully in town Tippy Lemmey a chow puppy.
Julia Buffington
Three kids meet this dog on the way too and from school. The dog usually runs at them and growls. This causes the kids to be afraid of the dog. One day the kids witness Tippy being stolen and they let it happen. Then Leandra goes on a mission to save the stolen dogs. They successfully rescue Tippy and the others. The kids then become great friends with Tippy the dog. Ending in happily ever after.
Rose Anderson
Mar 10, 2016 Rose Anderson rated it liked it
Much more interesting and well-written than some early chapter books.
Jan 31, 2016 Wyndi0419 rated it it was amazing
Tippy has a bad reputation but he's only a puppy! Can he overcome a bad first impression? A great, sweet read for young emerging readers and dog lovers.
example of ready-for-chapters book
Sep 26, 2014 Melanie rated it liked it
Good discussion book for the topics of obedience and overcoming our fears.
Apr 19, 2008 Purna rated it it was ok
this book scared me because they got chased by a dog and that is my wurst nightmare! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
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I love this book i have a chow chow dog just like pitty 1 1 Apr 14, 2015 01:04PM  
Patricia C. McKissack was the Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of The Dark-Thirty and Porch Lies an ALA Notable Book. She collaborated with Jerry Pinkney on Goin' Someplace Special (Coretta Scott King Award winner) and Mirandy and Brother Wind (Coretta Scott King Award winner and Caldecott Honor Book).
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