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The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly | Reg Down - Alder & Alouette
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The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly | Reg Down

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Tiptoes Lightly lives in an acorn high up in the branches of a Great Oak Tree. One morning she finds a note lying on her floor. It says, "Please help. Bee has lost his buzz." She and her friend, Jeremy Mouse, set off down Running River to help the hapless bee. Mr. Cactus, being grumpy and extra thorny, has snagged Bee's buzz on one of his thorns.

Thus begins the adventure that takes Tiptoes to the house of Pine Cone and Pepper Pot (they're not at home-just yet), down to the sea to untangle Octopus (he's too young to count his legs properly and gets them mixed up), and up to Snowy Mountain to find out from Jack Frost himself whether he is a gnome (Pepper Pot says he's a gnome because he makes crystals) or a fairy (Tiptoes says he's a fairy because he flies through the air). Jack Frost tells his own story which answers the question in a powerful and striking way.

The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly is comprised of three adventures: 'The Bee who lost his Buzz', 'Pumpkin Crow' and 'Lucy Goose and the Half-egg.'

Lavishly and lovingly illustrated by the artist-author, they are humorous, innocent, magical nature tales, suitable for reading to young children to inspire their imagination or for older children to read to inspire theirs.


  • The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly
  • Written by Reg Down.
  • Published by Lightly Press, December 15, 2004.
  • Grades K - 3rd grade 
  • (English) 0.23” X 9.02” X 5.97” (0.35lbs.) 112 pages
  • (Spanish) 0.23"x 9.02"x 5.98" (0.35 lbs) 110 pages 
  • Softcover
  • Chapter book for 2nd/3rd graders who are reading and great read-aloud book to K-1st