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Where Is Tippy Toes?

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  269 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews
Tippy Toes is a tricky cat—sneaking, hiding, creeping, slinking. Over here. Over there. His house is the perfect place to tiptoe the day away, lurking behind unsuspecting birds and mice, crouching behind garden posies, and surprising a little boy with his unusual hiding spots. Die-cut pages let readers discover where Tippy Toe goes as his day unfolds, and end up revealing ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published 2010)
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Sarah Sammis
Oct 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Where Is Tippy Toes? by Betsy Lewin is a lift the flap type book about a ginger cat who likes to hide. Tippy's child owner knows all the cat's hiding places, even if no one else does.

Children are asked to guess where Tippy is hiding as they turn the pages. There's usually a small clue peeking out from the flap (an ear, a tail, maybe the cat's eyes). A quick flip and Tippy's hiding spot is revealed.

There's a sentimental ending for any child growing up with a beloved cat in the family. My daughter
Jul 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Tippy Toes is your typical cat, sneaking around sometimes being naughty, sometimes being nice. Tippy Toes is in the garden being sprayed by the hose, now he's sneaking around at night, next he's looking for a drawer to curl up in. As Tippy Toes journey through his day, you'll go with him turning the heavy cut out pages that make this book a winner for younger readers. At the end of the book, you'll find that this is a good bedtime book just as the kids are starting to wind down.
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
This was sweet. I think I teared up at the end because I have problems.
Jul 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: juv, 2017
flip book about all the places the cat goes, but where does Tippy Toes go at night?
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime
Tippy Toes the cat is really easy to find during the day but, at night, where does he go?

Short, easy read rhyming with flaps.
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Cute little storytime book... Good for kids who likes cats or have a cat as a pet.
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Any book that has flaps and little ones get to lift and look under is a winner in my world. Gave this book to my granddaughter and she loved it.
Jul 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
In the morning, everyone knows where Tippy Toes the cat is. Even the mouse is aware Tippy Toes is right outside his mouse hole. But once night falls, Tippy Toes sneaks around, blending in. In fact, only one person knows where Tippy Toes disappears to late at night, but readers are invited to find out! A very child-friendly format with cut-outs on the heavy pages that will have children engaged immediately, this book is sure to be enjoyed by fans of Spot.

Lewin keeps the words to a minimum here, u
Joanna Marple
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Everyone knows where Tippy Toes is

when the sun is up and the day is his.

The Mouse in his hole knows the soft pit pat...

of Tippy Toes's step on his welcome mat."

Everyone can see what the rascally, orange kitty, Tippy Toes, gets up to during the daylight hours - sneaking up on mouse holes, snoozing in dresser drawers etc. But no one knows where he heads once the sky is dark and the moon is up. Where is Tippy Toes? Who might know his nighttime escapades?

Why I like this book:

strong cadence
Lesley Dahlseng
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tippy Toes is a busy kitty. From tippy toeing across a blueberry pie to escaping the squirt of a garden hose, we get to find out where Tippy Toes goes! Unique cut-outs tie in the feeling of hide-and-seek and create anticipation with each page turn. Short and simple rhyme lead us through all this fun, making it a great read for toddlers. The best page turner is the ending, when we get to literally pull back the blanket to find Tippy Toes asleep with the little boy (who ends up being the narrator) ...more
Margo Tanenbaum
Aug 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cats, picture-books
An adorable new picture book by the wonderful Betsy Lewin of Click Clack Moo fame. This book is told in rhyming couplets, and with its extra thick pages and cut outs it's perfect for very young children (toddlers and preschoolers. I loved the colorful artwork, with its vibrant black outlines, which capture the curiosity and personality of Tippy Toes the cat. Everyone knows where he goes during the daytime, but nobody knows where he goes at night! At the end, we see that his young owner knows whe ...more
May 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
The pictures are great. I read this to a group of 3/4 year olds and I had to paraphrase a bit because the prose wasn't very lyrical. I saw no benefit to the name Tippy Toes, which when repeated through out the book just didn;t make sense. If you are going to name your main character a strange and unusual name then you need to explain why. This book is probably a lot more on point for 2-2.5 year olds.
Shelby Dains
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was an adorable book! I really loved the cut outs in the pages. I think the cut outs in the pages are a great way to keep students involved and wanting to read. The only thing I don't like about the cut outs are that they are easily ripped (easier then pages). The pictures were very bright and colorful to also keep the students attention. Definitely a pre-k to kinder age level.
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it
This book follows a cat that is always in the wrong places- whether it's scaring people, or getting people wet by shaking her hair. Finally in the end, she is welcomed by some friends.

Classroom: This is a great book to share with the kids because it's humorous and follows the "No, Cat!" phrase that you use when an animal or pet does something wrong.
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s-lit
I didn't really enjoy this book because I'm not really a huge fans of cats. However, I did like the pages of the book. There were holes cut out of them and it the pictures were really fun. This is a book that kindergarten age kids would love.
Marta-Kate Jackson
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I will definitley be using this book in my next Cat or Summertime storytime and will suggest it to parents looking for a bedtime story too. Betsy Lewin's oversize illustrations are fabulous as usual and her rhymes are short and sweet.
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Tippy Toes is a curious cat who pokes around everywhere. Beautiful illustrations are also cut-out to form different images when you turn the page. Nice book to read before tucking your child in to sleep.
Rheta Thola
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lydia-s-books
I thought that the story was interesting, and the half pages that you flipped to see the other side of the picture (like underneath the blanket) were fun. But it seemed that the illustrations didn't really hold a 2-year old's interest. The kitty just didn't look kitty-enough for her.
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: story-time-books
Love this sweet story with beautifully illustrated shaped pages. It captured the attention of all the kids at story time. The simple text makes it a winner with lapsit children too. I used this for my "orange" theme.
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love! This is the cutest little story with illustrations are big and bold. They really pop and grab your attention. I love the cutouts on the pages, they really make reading this book fun. The words flow with rhythm and rhyme.
Katie Parker
A sweet story of the daily travels of kitty, Tippy Toes with equally sweet ending. Think: bedtime story.

(Sentimental note: I once had a kitty named Tippy Toes!).

Lovely illustrations typical of Betsy Lewin.
Dec 26, 2012 rated it liked it
A cute read-aloud for the younger set.
Jun 08, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2015-new
Anna Taylor
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
I read this for my Toddler story time. The kids loved looking for Tippy Toes on every page. A lift the flap book with colorful pictures.
Meghan Hunt
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jp-picture-books
Great illustrations with fun, lift-a-flap additions. This would be a great book to use in a preschool storytime about pets or cats.
Danica Midlil
Would be an excellent read aloud to toddlers with the see-through-the-hole pages.
Jess Brown
Jun 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
What is Tippy Toes? Lift the flap to find him! Sweet book. I love the interactive ones for the younger crowd. Lots of fun!
Ecl  Storytellers
Rhyming, page cut-outs lead listener through the cat's surprise hide-outs
Sarah BT
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
I used this in storytime and it was a big hit. The kids loved the illustrations and the cuttouts are great. It's a great book for guessing and question and answer.
May 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: kid-s-easy
This book is written and wonderfully illustated by Besy Lewin, winner of the Caldecott Honor bor Click, Clack, MOO: Cows that type. This book describes the adventures of Tippy Toes the cat.
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