Book Spotlight: The Lost Lagoon
The Children’s Book Review
The Lost Lagoon
Written by Reg Down
Ages: 6-10 | 130 Pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | ISBN-13: 978-1453801963
What to expect: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Friends
It is spring and Running River is in full flood. Tiptoes Lightly and Jeremy Mouse visit Greenleaf the Sailor and they venture forth in Greenleaf’s newly made boat. Soon they are joined by Pine Cone and Pepper Pot the Gnomes and together they search for the Lost Lagoon the frogs have been so beautifully singing about. Meanwhile, back home, Farmer John reads ‘The Adam Tales’ to Tom Nutcracker and June Berry. Later, Tom rides off in the night until he too comes to the Lost Lagoon. What happens on this night, with its majestic, rising moon, is filled with a wonder and magic that won’t soon be forgotten.
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About the Author
Reg Down grew up in Canada, Namibia, South Africa and Ireland. He trained as a eurythmist, an art of movement and gesture, in England and Germany. The father of three, he has taught eurythmy in Waldorf schools in Australia, Canada and the United States. Many of his children’s books arose out of his work with kindergarten and the younger grades. He is on the faculty of Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA, and is the author of Leaving Room for the Angels, AWSNA Publications, a book on eurythmy and artistic pedagogy, and Color and Gesture—the Inner Life of Color, Lightly Press.
I would love to win this for my kids 🙂
OMG..the author works in the same town as my grandkids.. gotta get this book. Grandkids 3-6 years old..perfect for them. Two are beginning readers.
jcamp2020 at aol dot com
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Please enter me.
It sounds like a great book! My six year old would love it!
Would like to win for my son
I want to win!
Looks like a winner!
This would be good for my great niece.
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OMG, we got the first three ones alredy, would love to have this new one.
My kids have loved Tiptoes for years! *Crossing fingers*
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This looks like a really adorable book. I’d love to read it to my grandchildren.
I’m interested! Just read “The Life of a Leaf” to my 3 yr old preschool classes. Pictures would have been fabulous! Thanks!
Sounds like a lovely book… for some reason reminds me of The Wind in the Willows. I think my kids would love it! Keeping fingers crossed!
My 8yr old son would love this book!
I tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/28933353323
My youngest daughter has learning disabilities so this age range book would be great for her to read.She has trouble reading books for her age group & it looks like a book she would actually pick up to read on her own.I also love the cover of the book.There’s nothing better than books,so having a chance to win one is absolutely amazing! I hope we win!
Can I ask how old your daughter is Renee? All the best – Reg Down
Hi! She’s almost 12….we homeschool now but last year she was in school & she would get very frustrated b/c she was always made to read kindergarten books b/c it’s hard for her to understand bigger books…she can read most words but has trouble in comprehension(and other areas) but it always made her hate books b/c she could never get older kids books at school.
Thanks for replying Renee. Yes, your daughter is caught in a catch 22. I sympathize. Perhaps my book(s) would be good in terms of word usage. The content … ? … this depends on your daughter. You could try a child friendly version of the Greek myths, kids of that age tend to lap them up. Read some to her and see if it sparks an interest. That’s my sixpence worth, anyways. All the best … and good luck with the draw! Reg
Thanks for the reply….well,if we do win it,I’ll try reading it with her to help her & I know my 14 year old would still like to read it…she’s a bookworm & will read all types of books. 🙂
All of my children adore Tiptoes! We’d love to add this one to our beloved collection!
Please include me! thankS!
Sounds like a great adventure
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This sounds like a great book to read. I would love reading it with my grandson.
I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/29158973862
I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/29160683662
I just posted about the giveaway on my blog:
I would love to win this book.
I’d love to win this for my grandson!
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What a great book, I would love an opportunity to share it with my children. Thanks
Crossing my fingers that I win! We recently purchased “The Festival of Stones” and my 5-year-old son loves it. He even drew a sweet picture of Tiptoes for Michaelmas. Thank you Reg Down for writing such lovely stories. 🙂
Hi Nicole – any chance you’d photograph or scan your son’s drawing and send them to me? I’m collecting for my albums on facebook and my website. T’would be wonderful! 🙂 Reg
Hi! I blogged about the book again here at my blog:
Sounds like a great story.
My daghter and I love Tiptoes and her friends. New want to win a new book before she grows too old. She is eight already!
My daghter and I love Tiptoes and her friends. We want to win a new book before she grows too old. She is eight alread
Dear Mr. Down,
You write wonderful children’s books. I am grateful as I have children!
Also, you are just that cool.
Thanks for being a great author and teacher!
Thanks Ms King! Lunch too! 🙂
Yay…we love us some tiptoes…
This sounds like a book my daughter would love!
Would love to win this for my kids!
This would be perfect for my niece!
Sounds like a great book! Count me in!
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Hooray for our five lucky winners!
Ivithja: OMG, we got the first three ones alredy, would love to have this new one.
Amane Motomura: My daghter and I love Tiptoes and her friends. New want to win a new book before she grows too old. She is eight already!
Karen: I would love to win this for my kids 🙂
John: Would like to win for my sonUnclaimed, see alternate winner below.
Tabathia B: tweet http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/29111505331
Your signed copy of the book will be on its way soon. Watch out for your notifying e-mail.
Thank you to everyone else who entered!
Thank you – I know my kids will love this….looking forward to receiving this book!
Alternate winner …
Natalia: I want to win!Unclaimed, see alternate winner below.
Alternate winner #2 …
Jeane said: tweeted ya’
Oh, how nice. You have introduced me to a new author (who lives in my grandchildrens home town). It will be fun for me to now introduce them to Tiptoes Lightly and her friends. Love it that there are also other titles that Mr. Down has written that has these same characters.
Thank you all and may you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving.