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Title:
Drip, drop
Author:
Weeks, Sarah.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Pip Squeak the mouse is kept awake all night by the drips from his leaky roof.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
BR 0 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.3 0.5 42151.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.7 1 Quiz: 26741 Guided reading level: F.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060285234

9780060285241
Format :
Book

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Summary

A nighttime rainstorm sends Pip Squeak scrambling to catch the drips pouring through his leaky roof. But the drops just won't stop, and soon it's, wetter inside the house than out Awash with dazzling illustrations, this is a rollicking, rhyming story beginning readers will enjoy to the very last drop.


Author Notes

Sarah weeks was born March 18, 1955 in Ann Arbor Michigan. She received her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from New York University. Sarah is the author of numerous best-selling children's books including Glamourpuss, Woof!: A Love Story, Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth, If I Were a Lion, the hilarious Mrs. McNosh series, and many more.

Sarah's book, So B. It, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. K-2. A leaky roof torments a sleepy mouse in this appealing I Can Read Book. Pip Squeak is just nodding off when a drop lands on his head. A well-placed teacup seems to solve the problem until another drop lands on his toes and another on his chin. Soon he is racing back and forth with pots and pans, trying to stem the flood of water that's beginning to swirl around his pajamas. He's ready to give up just as the storm breaks and the leaks stop. His friends stop by ready to splash in puddles, but tired Pip Squeak goes back to bed. In a few words per page, simple rhymes reminiscent of Dr. Seuss tell the funny, calamitous story. The language is appropriate for the youngest readers, while the animated illustrations make the story's action clear and fun to follow, picturing Pip Squeak's helpless war against the drips, before he finally settles to sleep, a dream wedge of cheese above his head. --Gillian Engberg


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-Poor Pip Squeak, a long-nosed, beady-eyed mouse, can't sleep because his roof is leaking. As he lies in bed, first a drip hits him on his head, then his foot, and then his chin until his bed is covered with pots and pans. As the leaks multiply, the water fills all of his containers from tub to shoe, from hat to glass, until finally the weary rodent's home is nearly submerged. Just as he hangs his head in defeat, the sun comes out and the drips stop as suddenly as they started. While his friends now want to jump in puddles, Pip just wants to jump back in bed. Rhyming text and the repetition of a couple of key phrases ("Drip! Drop!/Plip! Plop!") make this title effective as a beginning reader. Short, simple sentences keep the action moving along while a single problem focuses readers' attention. The snappy narrative is coupled with expressive, silly illustrations. With a smooth wash of color, these bright and flowing cartoons create a sense of growing disorder. Pip, with his orange-and-yellow striped pajamas, loose sagging bathrobe, and enormous mousy ears, is an endearing character who gamely battles the growing tide with "Cat in the Hat" ingenuity. It is thus surprising that he gives up the fight and even more puzzling that he chooses to jump back in bed (where did all the water go?). Yet, as he contentedly dreams of cheese, readers can't help but smile at his well-earned sleep.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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