The Bee who Lost his Buzz

A color picture book from The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly

For years my readers have been telling me that I should illustrate my books in color. Well folks, here is the first adventure from The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly

 The Bee who Lost his Buzz follows Tiptoes and Jeremy Mouse as they help the Bee whose buzz has been snagged by grumpy Mr. Cactus. Then, after Pine Cone and Pepper Pot the gnomes unplug the apple that’s stuck in Ompliant the Elephant’s trunk, Tiptoes helps the Worm who has lost his squirm and cannot wiggle back into the safety of his home under the ground. Later, along with the red-capped gnomes, they sail down Running River to the ocean to help little Octopus untangle his legs. He’s too young to count them properly (he can only count to seven), and whenever he tries gets them hopelessly mixed up.

The Bee who Lost his Buzz is an innocent and magical tale suitable for reading to young children or for young children to read. It is an ideal book for children from preschool through grade one or two. Sample illustrations.

Color Picture book, 8 x 10, soft cover, 40 pages. Purchase Book

Also available in Spanish and German.


"The Bee Who Lost His Buzz is ideal for teaching children how much fun reading can be." Midwest Book Review

"Enchanting stories!  My three year old and I love to read these stories. They are very descriptive and full of charm. I look forward to reading more of Reg Down's books and following the tales of the fairy, Tiptoes Lightly." Amazon Review

"Beautiful Illustrations! Having known and loved Reg Down's stories for years, I was delighted to find this gorgeous picture book, a perfect introduction for my young niece, who was instantly drawn in by the vivid watercolor illustrations, and then enchanted by the story. The artwork is truly as beautiful as the tale. More, please!" Amazon Review