The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly

Reg Down


The Bee Who Lost His Buzz - Pumpkin Crow - Lucy Goose and the Half-egg

Follow the adventures of Tiptoes Lightly, a fairy who lives in an acorn high up in the branches of a Great Oak Tree. Her tree sits on a knoll overlooking Running River, and she and her friends have a host of adventures. First, they help the bee who lost his buzz - snagged on a thorn belonging to grumpy Mr. Cactus! Then they visit the house of Pine Cone and Pepper Pot and sail down to the sea to untangle Octopus - he's too young to count his legs properly and gets them mixed up! They journey up to Snowy Mountain to hear from Jack Frost himself what kind of being he really is - and Jack tells the dramatic tale of how he came to be. Finally, after too many adventures to list here, they find out who the birth mother of the half-egg is - one that Lucy Goose found in the mud and is determined to hatch along with her own eggs.

Lavishly illustrated by the author-artist, these are simple, innocent and magical tales set in nature. Humorous, reverent, sanguine and droll, they are suitable for reading to young children (kindergarten to grade 3) or for young children to read (grades 1 - 4).

Three further books, The Festival of Stones, Big-Stamp Two-Toes the Barefoot Giant, and the Magic Knot, belong to the series. They are based on the same characters but stand separately.

Reg Down Publications
ISBN: 1-4120-4211-9
104 pages
6 x 9 inches