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Pip & Squeak

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  199 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
Pip & Squeak are going to a party.

Far from home, Squeak sees that Pip has left their gift behind. Oh, no! Squeak is mad. Pip is in a pickle. They are late already, and deep snow is everywhere! How will Pip and Squeak ever find the perfect present for their friend Gus?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Greenwillow Books
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Feb 26, 2014 Vivian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
How does this book fit into a story time on the theme of flamingos?

As I held the book up for the forty children attending library story time I said, "I spy with my little eye something that's white and round and cold".

"A snowman!!!" the children cried. So we all stood up and acted out the little song "Once there was a snowman, snowman, snowman; Once there was a snowman tall, t a l l, TALL! In the sun he melted, melted melted; In the sun he melted small, small, small." (sorry, I could not find a
Mar 13, 2008 Heidi rated it really liked it
Oh how cute is this one! I loved the illustrations. That's what most of the book is. Few words which are fairly simple and good for beginning readers as well as reading to young audiences. Seeing typical human objects in a different way would also keep their attention. And how can you not like two cute little mice with cute names like Pip and Squeak? Plus, their emotions and reactions--portrayed quite well in the pictures--are very human-like and most ages can relate to them and understand them.
Apr 09, 2008 Mary rated it it was ok
The illustrations in this picture book are vibrant, featuring bright primary colors and large, realistic characterizations. But the story itself is slow and young children may become bored by it and the antics of Pip and Squeak, mice who are on the hunt for a gift for the unseen(until the end) Gus. This book sits on the memorable animal shelf but, sadly, it may be all too soon forgotten.

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"Two Mice rush through the snow to get to their friend's birthday party, only to realize that they
Morgan Parabola
Jun 06, 2015 Morgan Parabola rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Follow the adventures of Pip and Squeak, who are late and in need of a gift for their friend Gus.

Originally they were going to give Gus cheese, but now they're searching for something even better.

It's short, it's brief, it's well-illustrated, and above all, it's cute. Is there a point to the story of Pip and Squeak? Nope. But it's to kindle a love for reading in children and not all children's books need a moral at the end.

Perfect for a winter read!
This book is large with colorful illustrations so it would be great for a storytime. There is also a simple story of two mice who are taking a gift to rabbit but forget it at home. The story is their adventure on the way to the party and how they come across another gift for rabbit. There is a party at the end but it doesn't look like Christmas so it could be used as a general holiday book or just one with a winter theme.
Nov 21, 2012 Camille rated it liked it
I read this book a few months back and didn't like it, but just re-read it to write this review, and its a whole different book from what I remember! Wow.

Anyway, Pip and Squeak are off to their friend Gus' birthday party, but they forgot the present. So along they way come across different possible presents. They find one and its awesome.

I'm trying to think of how to describe Schoenherr's style. Sparse? His text and his characters say what they have to say in as little words as possible. But tha
Edward Creter
Pip and Squeak are two mice that know how to live! They scurry around for a gift for their rabbit friend and find a carrot on a snowman, thinking it's something else..and this story truly is something else! It's cute and cuddly as mice themselves, and worth its weight in gold...24 CARROTS!!!
This book contains mainly pictures, but due to the fewer amount of words, it would be great for beginning readers. The pictures are very descriptive and would allow the children to use them for clues if they don't know the words. Also, this book would teach them about friendship.
Ruth Ann
What will happen when Pip & Squeak forget to bring the gift to the party?

Absolutely delightful!
Ariel Cummins
Mar 17, 2013 Ariel Cummins rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Pip and Squeak are in such a hurry to get to their friend Gus's birthday party that they forget his gift! They rush through the winter landscape, and end up finding just the right present.

The acrylic and ink illustrations are nice, but nothing incredibly special. Some of the perspectives used are interesting, but occasionally to the point of being difficult to understand.

Nothing wrong with this book, but nothing too outstanding either. Short text might make this a candidate for read-aloud to yo
Feb 09, 2014 Deb rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like the sense of perspective and proportion in the illustrations.
Scott Roark
Use this book for a lesson that shows that each of us is an individual and that we may not like all the same things. Can also be shown as selfish, because the mice wanted to bring a rabbit cheese (what they like). They forget the cheese at home and eventually find a carrot, which he obviuosly loves.
Self to text? Have students write about a gift they received that they didn't love. Did they ever change their mind and started to like/use it? What would they rather have had?
Jan 28, 2011 jacky rated it liked it
This was read at story time today at the library. I particularly liked the way that our librarian read this book. The author wrote the text relying on the illustrations to fill in some of the story. Our librarian always paused to point out these things, especially at the end pointing out that Gus is not a mouse. Overall, a cute story with a little winter adventure. It is also a fun look at perspective - a mouse point of view of the world.
Jun 16, 2012 Tabatha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Julie Esanu
Mouse friends Pip & Squeak must hurry to their friend Gus' birthday party but forget their special gift. They hope to find a better gift as they travel across a winter wonderland. Eventually they come across something big and orange (but not cheese) that Gus might like.
Dec 12, 2012 Elaine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pip and Squeak were determined to bring the right gift to Gus and run into adventurous dilemmas. The story was told very will accompanied by very good illustrations. The ending was the most favorite part of the story with the kids during storytime.
Feb 04, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an adorable story about two mice who are going to a party and one leaves the gift behind. They have no time to go back and get it and what they end up finding and using for a gift is better than what they had. Great story to read!
Feb 23, 2016 Dewey rated it really liked it
Shelves: st-winter
This is a sweet little story, perfect for a Christmas storytime or even for a winter- or friendship-themed one. Pip and Squeak forget their friend's present at home, so they have to find a replacement gift on the way to see him.
Taylor Troncin
This book was read for Wesley’s summer reading club. Wesley is my (soon to be five year old) son. This review is what we used for his reading club.

Wesley liked this story. He thought the mice were funny!
Bailey Jane
Jun 14, 2016 Bailey Jane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kiddos
What a sweet little book. Bought this for my 5-month old daughter yesterday and she seemed to enjoy the LARGE pictures and simple drawings. It isn't too long and it's perfect for the Christmas season. :-)
Alycia Boyce
Story about two mice who forget their friend's birthday present. They must find something else to get him. This is a fun book to read with children because they know things that the characters do not.
Charming mice, interesting perspectives (which will help children to look closer and make guesses about what is happening, and a sweet story of friendship. short text so good for young preschoolers.
Angela Record
This book is a very cute story and fun to read with children. The pictures are good too. This book would be neat to use for team work!
Jun 14, 2012 Leah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-the-kids
Cute book that helps kids with sharing/being thoughtful of others. Good read in the winter.
Mar 01, 2012 Ashton rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple Idea, very sweet. I love the end. All around good children's book.
Jan 09, 2013 Colette rated it it was amazing
Not much text, but the pictures help children understand the cute story line.
Jan 19, 2013 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pb, storytime
short and super cute. realistic drawings with neat perspectives.
Apr 22, 2013 Debra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very cute book and Chiara can read it all!
snowmen, mice, friends, birthday
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