Big-Stamp Two-Toes the Barefoot Giant
Spring Tales of Tiptoes Lightly
Big-Stamp is all about spring, when nature is alive and abundant and renewing. Jemima Mouse has tiny mouslings, the like of which Ompliant the Elephant cannot believe – they’re as furless and pink as a jelly bean! On they way, Ompliant has his leg pulled by the jokester Chit-Chat the Chipmunk, and later Tom Nutcracker bravely follows Ompliant’s giant footprints deep into the forest. He sees Ompliant at close quarters and scoots up a tree in terror. Now Tom is hopelessly treed, and there’s only one body big enough, with a trunk long and strong enough, to help him down. Luckily Tiptoes Lightly is there to build her magic bridges.
Other adventures are had too. Tiptoes sails down to the sea on a leaf and meets Spinner the Dolphin. She guides him up Running River, and she and Tom and June Berry show him his first flowers. Then Pine Cone and Pepper Pot the gnomes sail to Pixie Island and hear from Miranda how the blue and yellow Forget-me-not flower got its name. Afterwards, while visiting a huge boulder, Tiptoes and the gnomes are told by the rock spirit how ‘The Rock’ came to be sitting in the middle of the forest – because of Big-Stamp Two-Toes the Barefoot Giant, of course!
Extensively illustrated by the author, these are magical, humorous and reverent tales set in nature. Suitable for reading to children (kindergarten to grade 3 or 4) or for young children to read (grades 1 – 4). Sample stories: The Legend of Oak Knoll Warren / The Sad Tale of Forget-me-not / Kites
Soft cover; 100 pages. Purchase Book
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"Delightful! The Tiptoes tales are delightful. The children I read them to just love them. They remind us of the aliveness of the natural world." Amazon Review
"Lovely book! This was our first Tiptoes purchase and we are very happy with it. Love the stories and how creative and imaginative they are." Amazon Review
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"We love all of Reg Down's books! We love Reg Down's books about Tiptoes Lightly! I read them to my kids when they were 4, 5 and 6 and now they are reading them again (and again and again). What a gift these stories have been for my entire family." Amazon Review
"Love it! Just started reading this to my 6 year old and he never wants me to stop. Fuels the imagination and is delightful for kids." Amazon Review