Tippy Toe Surprise

About the book:
One of Dylan’s favorite things to do is to sneak up on Daddy and surprise him.
One day while he’s trying to tippytoe up behind Daddy, noisy things keep getting in his way.
Will Dylan be able to surprise Daddy this time?


This story explores the bond between parent and child in a simple, universal part of everyday life.
Especially designed for beginning or struggling readers, this story aids students who are learning to read through repetition, predictable text, and engaging enrichment activities.

Excerpt from a review by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite:

Five Stars! Tippy Toe Surprise by Bernice Seward is a delightful and charming story that captures the bonding between a parent and a child in a beautiful way. The illustrations are lively and adorable like the story. The author makes the story fun and interactive by giving music notes of the Tippy Toe Surprise Song and including Enrichment Questions, Sentence Tic-Tac-Toe, and Rhyme Boxes–making learning engaging and interesting. It is a perfect book that can be used for classroom activities because its enrichment activities will help students to learn to read through repetition. The bonding of Dylan and Alivia is tangible and there will be many readers who will find them relatable. Stories like this make it easy for parents and elders to help children understand how simple things can make life beautiful and connect them better with their parents and family.

Read the full review here.

Tippy Toe Surprise is available in paperback and as an e-book. Please ask for the book at your favorite independent bookseller. Otherwise, you can order copies online at AmazonBarnes and Noble, or another favorite retailer.

Download sheet music and an instrumental MP3 of The Tippy Toe Surprise Song here:

Sheet music for The Tippy Toe Surprise Song

Instrumental MP3 version of The Tippy Toe Surprise Song  (check back soon!)

CHECK BACK SOON to find a printable activity packet for Tippy Toe Surprise and a motion video for the song, along with other videos corresponding to the book, which will also be available on my YouTube channel.