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Tippy Lemmey Paperback – January 1, 2003
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Grade 2-4-In 1951, in Templeton, TN, Leanne Martin and her friends Paul and Jeannie are at war with Tippy Lemmey, a dog that frightens them. Believing him to be vicious, they strategize to win their conflict with him, eventually asking Leanne's parents to intervene. The kids learn that Tippy is simply a puppy who wants to play, and that his owner is fighting in Korea. Leanne remains unconvinced about the dog's good intentions, but when the friends see thieves stealing him and other neighborhood dogs to sell across state, they rescue the animals and are rewarded when Tippy gets them out of a dangerous situation. The believable characters learn not to judge by appearances and end up great pals with the pup. This charming and humorous story moves along at a fast pace, making it perfect for readers just venturing into chapter-book territory. Evocative black-and-white illustrations effectively portray the children's changing perceptions of Tippy Lemmey. A delightful addition to any collection.
B. Allison Gray, South Country Library, Bellport, NY
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Gr. 2-4. Narrator Leandra and her friends Jeannie and Paul agree that the new neighborhood dog, called Tippy Lemmey, has a "sweet teddy-bear face," but there's no question that he's making their lives miserable by chasing, barking, and snapping at them. Nothing they do seems to help. Then Tippy is dognapped, and the kids are torn between enjoying their peace and rescuing a critter they know is someone's beloved pet. Their decision to help their nemesis leads to unexpected troubles and a surprising discovery, as the pup eventually turns out to be a good doggy friend. Leandra is an observant, appealing narrator, whose dilemmas are sympathetically portrayed, and the book's short chapters, straightforward prose, and suspense will keep the pages turning. Although the story is set in 1951 in Templeton, Tennessee, and there are a few references to the Korean War, readers will be more involved with the canine conflict than the backdrop. Black-and-white drawings show African American Leandra and her buddies in action in this pleasing Ready-for-Chapters book that will appeal to fans of both animal stories and realistic fiction. Shelle Rosenfeld
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