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Tiptoes Lightly Book Review and Giveaway

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Do you know Tiptoes Lightly? She is a fairy who lives in an acorn hanging in the Great Oak Tree. The tales of Tiptoes are a magical series of books written by Reg Down. He weaves such magic and wonder into these sweet stories and they are my children’s absolute favorites!
Gently written and simply, but beautifully illustrated they hold the attention and imagination of my two oldest girls (5 and 7) like no other. They are not reading yet but tote them around everywhere and take them to bed every night after their daddy or I have finished reading a couple of chapters from them.  They love just looking at the pictures, making up stories about Tiptoes, Pine Cone and Pepper Pot, Jeremy Mouse and Ompliant the elephant. And when my daughter does begin to read these books are simple enough to make a wonderful early reader.

Currently we are working through Mr. Down’s Easter story The Starry Bird. Tiptoes and Jeremy Mouse find a huge egg that just keeps growing. All the fairies and gnomes gather together to try and solve the mystery of what or who could have possibly laid the enormous egg. Could it be an ostrich egg, an elephant or even an angel egg? We’re about a third of the way into the book but I have to admit, even I can’t wait to find out! Reg Down writes in such a beautiful way that it’s an absolute pleasure to read them to my children. Also, as a Waldorf inspired family I love that Mr. Down makes connections with Waldorf festivals and the gentle way of life in his stories. We are homeschoolers and we have only found one other Waldorf inspired family nearby (no schools more than 2 hours away) and my children just light up when they hear me read about a festival that thought no one else celebrates like we do. What a joyful connection for them!

As you can see, our collection of Tiptoes Lightly chapter books are well worn and much loved!

Today Reg Down and the Natural Kids team would like to offer a copy of the Easter tale The Starry Bird to one lucky reader.

And in addition Ulla, of German Dolls would like to add three of her beautiful felted wool eggs!

We would like to be able to get this prize to the winner in time for Easter, so you only have til Sunday (4/1) to enter and, unfortunately, that also means it is only open in the US. Natural Kids team members are not eligible to win.


Here’s how to enter;
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Reg Down also wanted me to let everyone know about his brand new website Pied Piper Press. He is selling his own books there along with a few other that might be of interest to schools and homeschoolers. And he is very generously offering a 20% off discount to homeschoolers through the month of April. This is a great opportunity to get the whole Tiptoes collection! And, if you head on over to my personal blog you will have the opportunity to win two more of his books this weekend! It’s officially a magical, Tiptoe weekend.


Julie Hunter is a wife and mama, raising 3 spirited girls, two babydoll sheep, angora rabbits and a gaggle of chickens and ducks in the North Carolina Foothills. She spends her days at home, crafting with her children, homeschooling, taking long gathering walks in the woods and knitting Waldorf-inspired toys. You can find her blogging and keeping shop at This Cosy Life.

51 thoughts on “Tiptoes Lightly Book Review and Giveaway

  1. Oh, I would love to read these with my daughter!

  2. I am always looking for intriguing new books to read to my son! Especially great that they are of the fairy kind! 😀

  3. Sounds wonderful. Have heard a bit about this series and have wanted to purchase them but just haven’t yet. But hey, winning one would be an even better way to get started! :). Beautiful eggs!

  4. Signed up to follow natural kids blog.

  5. Will blog this giveAway on my blog.

  6. I’ve wanted to read these for a while. The books sound so lovely.

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  7. Already a follow of Natural Kids of fb


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  8. Shared on fb


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  9. Reg Down is a magical storyteller. My 4 & 6 yo son and daughter love Tiptoes, especially my daughter. We’ve read The Starry Bird and would love to give it as an Easter present to their cousin if we win:)

  10. I already like Natural Kids on Facebook

  11. I like Tiptoes Lightly on Facebook

  12. We are reading Eggs for the Hunt right now and my boys LOVE it!

  13. I have “liked” Natural Kids on FB.

  14. I have “liked” Tiptoes on FB.

  15. Oh, what a lovely giveaway. I would love to read this to my daughter.

  16. I like Natural Kids on FB.

  17. I like Tiptoes Lightly on FB

  18. I like German Dolls on FB.

  19. I shared this link on my blog FB page.

  20. Oh boy both my daughters are into fairies and sprites right now

  21. Shared on fb

  22. we have read a few tiptoes books and have loved them…..winning this one would be great! thanks
    tony(a) lemos
    blazingstarclinic @ gmail dot com

  23. german dolls liked fb ! love those eggs !

  24. german dolls added to my etsy favs !

  25. liked tiptoes on fb – the watercolours are gorgeous. we are just starting to water colour here..

  26. following your blog !

  27. ive fb shared giveaway!

  28. ive tweeted giveaway ! happy easter!

  29. Liked Natural Kids on facebook.

  30. Liked Tiptoe LIghtly

  31. What a sweet post, thank you Julie.

  32. Oh, we love Tiptoes and Jeremy! My kids even have little pictures next to their bed of those 2 in their boat on the river.

  33. I follow NaturalKids blog!

  34. I ‘like’ NK on fb!

  35. I ‘like’ Tiptoes Lightly on fb!

  36. I ‘like’ German Dolls on fb.

  37. I added German Dolls as a fav on Etsy.

  38. What a lovely give away. It would be so good to have these books for our little girl.

  39. I have 6 grandchildren of which 4 are 6 and under. I love to read to them! What a great opportunity to win the Starry Bird and German Dolls gorgeous felted eggs!!

  40. I would love to read these books to my grandchildren and my Kindergarten children. I love children’s books. Thanks for the chance!

  41. I also love German dolls.

  42. I would love to win this sweet giveaway!

  43. And I have also had German Dolls shop in my Etsy Favs for a long time now. 🙂

  44. Oh we love Tiptoes Lightly!!! But we don’t have The Starry Bird…..we’d love to readt it though!

  45. how wonderful!

  46. Such a terrific giveaway. My children would love these sweet little books.

  47. I also just liked Natural Kids on facebook. (I can’t believe I hadn’t already)

  48. Just liked Tiptoes Lightly on FB as well. 🙂

  49. I shared this giveaway on my facebook page as well. Crossing my fingers. 🙂

  50. […] PS Don’t forget to enter to win a Tiptoes Lightly book for Easter! Winner will be drawn tomorr… […]

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