The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly by Reg Down
An enchanting story divided into 45 tales of fairy, gnome, and animal adventures. Tiptoes the Fairy, helps her friends, Jeremy Mouse, Pine Cone and Pepper Pot the Gnomes, Oompliant the Elephant, and many other creatures learn about the world around them and solve a variety of problems such as the day that Bee lost his Buzz or Worm lost his Wiggle, or the time they went searching for the source of Running River. Each Chapter is 1-2 pages long and includes little pen and ink drawings to help the child begin to use his or her own imagination while listening to the story. The prose is simple yet imaginative and descriptive. Appropriate for a 4-7 year old. May be used as a reader for 8-10 year olds. 103 pages, 6x9 inches, paperback.
We read this delightful book over the period of 2 weeks to our 4 and 7 year old children. We all enjoyed it and Tiptoes, Jeremy Mouse, and the other creatures have become a part of our family. We just began reading it a second time and it is just as magical as the first time. As a parent I often edit out content I don't think is appropriate for my children in chapter books (especially for my 4 year old). Your whole family will enjoy every word in this book. Enjoy!