Big-Stamp Two-Toes The Barefoot Giant

Big-Stamp Two-Toes The Barefoot Giant

by Reg Down
     
 
Tiptoes Lightly is a fairy who lives in an acorn high in the branches of a Great Oak Tree. Big-Stamp Two-Toes the Barefoot Giant follows her adventures - and those of her friends - through springtime at Farmer John's. On the way Ompliant the Elephant has his leg pulled by Chit-Chat the Chipmunk; Tiptoes sails down to the sea and brings Spinner the Dolphin up Running

Overview

Tiptoes Lightly is a fairy who lives in an acorn high in the branches of a Great Oak Tree. Big-Stamp Two-Toes the Barefoot Giant follows her adventures - and those of her friends - through springtime at Farmer John's. On the way Ompliant the Elephant has his leg pulled by Chit-Chat the Chipmunk; Tiptoes sails down to the sea and brings Spinner the Dolphin up Running River to see flowers for the very first time; Tom Nutcracker tracks giant footprints into the forest but gets himself treed, and Meadow Mouse almost gets eaten by Tiger (luckily Mr. Owl the Vegetarian saves her!) Along the way tales and legends are told: Miranda the spring pixie tells how the little blue and yellow Forget-me-not came to be; Mr. Rabbit tells all the mouselings about the Legend of Oak Knoll Warren, and the spirit of 'The Rock' reveals how he came to be lying in the middle of the forest far away from the mountains (because of Big-Stamp Two-Toes the Barefoot Giant, of course!)

Big-Stamp Two-Toes the Barefoot Giant is lavishly illustrated by the artist-author. These stories are reverent, humorous, sanguine and even, at times, spiritual. They are innocent and magical tales, suitable for reading to young children or for young children to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412080712
Publisher:
Trafford Publishing
Publication date:
01/09/2006
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
0.24(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

Reg Down grew up in Canada, Namibia, South Africa and Ireland. After studying architecture in London, England, he trained as a eurythmist (an art of movement and gesture) in Southern England and Germany. The father of three, he has taught in Waldorf Schools in Australia, Canada and the United States for many years.

The 'Tiptoes Lightly' tales arose out of his work with the kindergarten and younger grades where Tiptoes and her companions became a favorite of both the students and teachers. He is the author of The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly and The Festival of Stones (Trafford Publishing) - his first two children's books -and Leaving Room for the Angels - Eurythmy and the Art of Teaching (AWSNA Press: 1995 & 2004), a book on eurythmy and artistic pedagogy. Currently writing a book on color and gesture, he lives in Sacramento, California, and teaches at Rudolf Steiner College.

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