The Seven Saws of Speedy Weedy and Mosey Dawdle

and other tales of wisdom and nonsense

A collection of stories both short and long. Inside you'll find nature stories, fables, mystery tales, wonder tales, fairy tales, humorous tales and of course the seven saws of Speedy Weedy Hare and his unbeatable nemesis, Mosey Dawdle the Tortoise.

Suitable for children from late kindergarten through grade four. Sample stories: Kingly the Inch Worm / The Visit / The true Frog Prince

Illustrated by the author-artist, soft cover, 120 pages. Purchase Book


"The Seven Saws of Speedy Weedy and Mosey Dawdle by Reg Down is an impressive and unfailingly entertaining collection of 26 stories ... Perfect for family bedtime story hours or rainy day family entertainment … very highly recommended for family, school, and community library collections." This review was a top pick "Reviewer's Choice." Midwest Book Review

From an email I received from a teacher in the USA - she has been using The Seven Saws stories with her class: "My second grade class has been enjoying Mosey Dawdle and Speedy Weedy's antics. They have made wax figures of all of the characters; they have made "yonder tree," and play  with them most days in their shoe-box diorama for fables. Of course they do NOT know that you brought these stories to life! (I was going to visit the school) That book (The Seven Saws) might just have to be absent at the Open House! I simply cannot have parents delivering the story of Kingly (the Inch Worm) to my students! I am looking forward to telling that story way too much!"