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The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes is a children's book written and illustrated by the famous author of children's stories: Beatrix Potter: Timmy Tiptoes is a squirrel believed a nut-thief by his fellows, and imprisoned by them in a hollow tree with the expectation that he will confess under confinement. Timmy is tended by Chippy Hackee, a friendly, mischievous chipmunk who has run The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes is a children's book written and illustrated by the famous author of children's stories: Beatrix Potter: Timmy Tiptoes is a squirrel believed a nut-thief by his fellows, and imprisoned by them in a hollow tree with the expectation that he will confess under confinement. Timmy is tended by Chippy Hackee, a friendly, mischievous chipmunk who has run away from his wife and is camping-out in the tree. Chippy urges the prisoner to eat the nuts stored in the tree, and Timmy does so but grows so fat he cannot escape the tree. He regains his freedom when a storm topples part of the tree. The tale contrasts the harmonious marriage of its titular character with the less than harmonious marriage of the chipmunk. This book included 27 original illustrations by Beatrix Potter and re-arranged texts for the best display on kindle, PC and every reader. As a reader, you'd need everything readily obtainable at your fingertips. This e-book has been place along in one simple and convenient place for you. There's a story-book which will be occupied for kids to read at bedtime or anytime you'll be able to have this e-book for an incredibly low price.


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The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes is a children's book written and illustrated by the famous author of children's stories: Beatrix Potter: Timmy Tiptoes is a squirrel believed a nut-thief by his fellows, and imprisoned by them in a hollow tree with the expectation that he will confess under confinement. Timmy is tended by Chippy Hackee, a friendly, mischievous chipmunk who has run The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes is a children's book written and illustrated by the famous author of children's stories: Beatrix Potter: Timmy Tiptoes is a squirrel believed a nut-thief by his fellows, and imprisoned by them in a hollow tree with the expectation that he will confess under confinement. Timmy is tended by Chippy Hackee, a friendly, mischievous chipmunk who has run away from his wife and is camping-out in the tree. Chippy urges the prisoner to eat the nuts stored in the tree, and Timmy does so but grows so fat he cannot escape the tree. He regains his freedom when a storm topples part of the tree. The tale contrasts the harmonious marriage of its titular character with the less than harmonious marriage of the chipmunk. This book included 27 original illustrations by Beatrix Potter and re-arranged texts for the best display on kindle, PC and every reader. As a reader, you'd need everything readily obtainable at your fingertips. This e-book has been place along in one simple and convenient place for you. There's a story-book which will be occupied for kids to read at bedtime or anytime you'll be able to have this e-book for an incredibly low price.

30 review for THE TALE OF TIMMY TIPTOES: Picture Books for Kids :DRM Free (A Beautifully Illustrated Children's Picture Book by age 3-9; Perfect Bedtime Story)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Annet

    Sweet! Here´s my newyear´s tradition continued, first book of the year is a Beatrix Potter. This time it´s the tale of grey squirrel Timmy Tiptoes, his wife Goody and and a little chipmunk. Here´s some background info: Beatrix Potter loved the countryside and she spent much of her Victorian childhood drawing and studying animals. Her passion for the natural world lay behind the creation of her famous series of little books. A particular source of inspiration was the English Lake District where sh Sweet! Here´s my newyear´s tradition continued, first book of the year is a Beatrix Potter. This time it´s the tale of grey squirrel Timmy Tiptoes, his wife Goody and and a little chipmunk. Here´s some background info: Beatrix Potter loved the countryside and she spent much of her Victorian childhood drawing and studying animals. Her passion for the natural world lay behind the creation of her famous series of little books. A particular source of inspiration was the English Lake District where she lived as a farmer and land conservationalist. In 1911 Potter was preparing The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, which was aimed to appeal to her many American fans, featuring animals of American origin, squirrels, chipmunks and a black bear. Cute and gorgeous drawings. Lovely start of the year once again with Beatrix Potter!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Spencer Orey

    My kid's grandma bought us a 12 book set of the original Beatrix Potter books. I'll be reviewing them at random and out of order. Okay, I'm not sure if this one is actually a good book for kids, but it might be my favorite of the 12 we have. There's a crappy little world of squirrels who misunderstand each other and forget where they put their nuts, and some weird birds who yell phrases at each other that cause a lot of confusion ("Who's been digging up my nuts?"). While Timmy Tiptoes and "his wif My kid's grandma bought us a 12 book set of the original Beatrix Potter books. I'll be reviewing them at random and out of order. Okay, I'm not sure if this one is actually a good book for kids, but it might be my favorite of the 12 we have. There's a crappy little world of squirrels who misunderstand each other and forget where they put their nuts, and some weird birds who yell phrases at each other that cause a lot of confusion ("Who's been digging up my nuts?"). While Timmy Tiptoes and "his wife Goody" are getting ready for winter, Timmy gets his ass kicked by some other squirrels and thrown down a hole into a hollow tree. There, he meets a chipmunk named Chippy Hackee. They hang out together eating nuts and singing drinking songs and decide not to go back to their wives until the tree blows up and a bear shows up and they finally have to call it. I like that nobody gets permanently traumatized in this one. There's always some surprisingly harsh physical violence in these Beatrice Potter books, but at least Timmy recovers fast enough and then has fun with his new bro Chippy Hackee. It might have been better if Squirrel Nutkin showed up in a better place in his life (like how Peter's recovery is at the center of Benjamin Bunny's book, which I'll get to some other time). One thing that's starting to really bug me about these books is how much Beatrix Potter overuses the word "fat." She never means it in a nice way. Any animal described as fat is constantly getting in trouble for being fat. Cut it out with the fat shaming, Potter. The Jetsons-ish level of sexism aside (his wife Goody), I find this chaotic squirrel world kind of charming.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Esther Hong

    Timmy & that whats-his-name chipmunk, uh, they're total assholes. Not so sure about the plot...sort of incoherent. Timmy & that whats-his-name chipmunk, uh, they're total assholes. Not so sure about the plot...sort of incoherent.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kimberley doruyter

    a wonderful tale of whimsy

  5. 4 out of 5

    Calista

    Beatrix wrote this for a more worldly population. This was dedicated to an American girl and it is about a grey school, which they came from America. The artwork is most stunning in this story. The kids loved this one and so did I. The squirrels gathering nuts get into some troubles. A fun story. This is a good place to start after Peter Rabbit.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rosanna Henderson

    Some critics consider The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes one of Beatrix Potter's lesser tales, a slapdash attempt to appease publishers with a Tale about North American wildlife. The plot may be a bit thin, but the real problem with The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes is little Chippy Hackee. Chippy Hackee is a chipmunk who has run away from his wife and home to hang out in a hollow tree eating Timmy and Goody Tiptoes' stash of nuts. When a gang of squirrels push Timmy Tiptoes through the hole, Chippy is delighted Some critics consider The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes one of Beatrix Potter's lesser tales, a slapdash attempt to appease publishers with a Tale about North American wildlife. The plot may be a bit thin, but the real problem with The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes is little Chippy Hackee. Chippy Hackee is a chipmunk who has run away from his wife and home to hang out in a hollow tree eating Timmy and Goody Tiptoes' stash of nuts. When a gang of squirrels push Timmy Tiptoes through the hole, Chippy is delighted to have an enabler for company, and he eagerly coaxes Timmy to eat so many nuts he becomes too fat to exit the tree. They sit around eating more nuts and singing the nursery equivalent of barroom ballads. Timmy's distraught little squirrel wife asks Mrs. Chippy Hackee to climb through the hole, but she demurs because "My husband, Chippy Hackee, bites!" Of course he does. He's a villainous little sot of a wife-biter. Potter's idea of justice is to give him a bad cold and send a large bear to scare him back to his wife. Mrs. Chippy Hackee tends to him, of course. I wonder how unsettled Potter intends us to be? I'm sure wife-biting is all very typical for nineteenth-century anthropomorphic rodents, and Potter seems more concerned with Chippy returning to his home than his behavior once he gets there. Still, on the final page we see the chipmunks warding off a taunting bird. Mrs. Chippee Hackee holds a pitiful broken umbrella, and I can't help but think we're still meant to feel sympathetic towards her, in spite of the "resolution" of Chippy's return. Anyway, what a strange little child-size allegory of alcoholism! Potter must not have had a very good opinion of Americans.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer B.

    Definitely a weird one, but quite funny. A husband who runs away from his wife and also bites her! He then practically kidnaps the star of the story. Very nice illustrations, too.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Katherine

    3.5 stars

  9. 5 out of 5

    Prashant

    Timmy Tiptoes a squirrel is working hard along with his wife to hoard food for the approaching winter. I was not aware that squirrels dig holes in the ground to hide their winter hoards and then they have difficulty finding the same spot. I always felt that when it concerns food and survival almost all animals are more evolved then men. Anyway, Timmy Tiptoes meets Chippy Hackee 'The Chipmunk' in very unusual circumstances and he is forced to live along with him because they have got themselves s Timmy Tiptoes a squirrel is working hard along with his wife to hoard food for the approaching winter. I was not aware that squirrels dig holes in the ground to hide their winter hoards and then they have difficulty finding the same spot. I always felt that when it concerns food and survival almost all animals are more evolved then men. Anyway, Timmy Tiptoes meets Chippy Hackee 'The Chipmunk' in very unusual circumstances and he is forced to live along with him because they have got themselves stuck in a hole. Now thinking hard about the lesson this one wanted to convey I can't think of any. Maybe it is that the kids should start saving their supply of candies for the bad times of no candies. If this is the lesson, it's indeed precious !

  10. 4 out of 5

    K. Anna Kraft

    I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Jolly he might be, But the shady character Is still a user." I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: "Jolly he might be, But the shady character Is still a user."

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    The squirrels Timmy and Goody Tiptoes gather nuts daily, until Timmy is briefly separated from Goody and he reluctantly lives with the chipmunk Chippy Hackee (who is avoiding his own wife deliberately) in the abandoned hollow tree where the Tiptoes store their nuts. Equally interesting is the mystery of why Chippy Hackee avoids his wife. Readers sensitive to depictions of mob violence might want to avoid this tale. Readers seeking a comparative tale about young adult relationships might be amuse The squirrels Timmy and Goody Tiptoes gather nuts daily, until Timmy is briefly separated from Goody and he reluctantly lives with the chipmunk Chippy Hackee (who is avoiding his own wife deliberately) in the abandoned hollow tree where the Tiptoes store their nuts. Equally interesting is the mystery of why Chippy Hackee avoids his wife. Readers sensitive to depictions of mob violence might want to avoid this tale. Readers seeking a comparative tale about young adult relationships might be amused.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Emkoshka

    Having spent a little of my childhood in England and Scotland, I have a soft spot for squirrels. The red ones. Not so grey squirrels; observing their frenetic antics in Washington, DC, I decided that they were creepy little critters, a thought confirmed by this tale. As Beatrix Potter's following grew, she picked up fans in America and this book was a concession to them, featuring the aforementioned critters, chipmunks and even a black bear. An allegory about bullying, isolation and being a free Having spent a little of my childhood in England and Scotland, I have a soft spot for squirrels. The red ones. Not so grey squirrels; observing their frenetic antics in Washington, DC, I decided that they were creepy little critters, a thought confirmed by this tale. As Beatrix Potter's following grew, she picked up fans in America and this book was a concession to them, featuring the aforementioned critters, chipmunks and even a black bear. An allegory about bullying, isolation and being a free spirit.

  13. 5 out of 5

    jacky

    I was surprised that this book focused on husbands leaving their wives. The illustrations were cute, though. I've always found gray squirrels and chipmunks cute. I was surprised that this book focused on husbands leaving their wives. The illustrations were cute, though. I've always found gray squirrels and chipmunks cute.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    I'm not entirely sure what the lesson is, but I enjoyed the story. This one seems to have more science nature facts than the others I've read so far. I'm not entirely sure what the lesson is, but I enjoyed the story. This one seems to have more science nature facts than the others I've read so far.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Binibining `E (of The Ugly Writers)

    Very clever Timmy and Goody Tiptoes. Short reads are always enjoyable to read mostly when it involves talking animals.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Vaishali

    A bit of a disturbing tale where friends of the Tiptoes - the chipmunks - have an unhealthy marriage. Poor Mrs. Hackee! :(

  17. 4 out of 5

    Barbora

    Not sure what to make of this tale to be honest. It featured squirrels and chipmunks and the illustrations were as usual super-cute. The theme is a bit cliche - we have two runaway husbands having a good time while their wives are looking for them, but as soon as there are difficulties they come running back home. There were parts of the story that didn't make much sense - like when Timmy Tiptoes was lynched by other squirrels as a result of a bird singing "Who's-been-digging-up my-nuts?" I didn Not sure what to make of this tale to be honest. It featured squirrels and chipmunks and the illustrations were as usual super-cute. The theme is a bit cliche - we have two runaway husbands having a good time while their wives are looking for them, but as soon as there are difficulties they come running back home. There were parts of the story that didn't make much sense - like when Timmy Tiptoes was lynched by other squirrels as a result of a bird singing "Who's-been-digging-up my-nuts?" I didn't get that. While Timmy Tiptoes represents a more comical husband stereotype who was separated from his wife by accident and who couldn't resist Chippy Hackee's temptions of eating nuts, singing songs and having fun, in Chippy Hackee we are warned of all the things a husband should NOT be. He ran away from his wife and was having a great time in his hideout, eating the squirrels' winter supplies and tempting Timmy with nuts, not caring that he'll get too big to get out through the hole (but to be completely fair, he did nurse Timmy when he fell down all bruised through the hole so perhaps he's not all bad). His wife is afraid to go down to his hideout because he "bites", and when the tree breaks he isn't rushing back home, at least not until a bear appears and he gets a cold, only then he crawls back to his wife to be looked after. Neither Timmy Tiptoes and most definitely not Chippy Hackee are good examples of good husbands to be followed.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Ives

    This is the first book I've ever read by Beatrix Potter. I saw a few of her drawings in the V&A which are very good, and again here, they are very well drawn and digitally-remastered. The story though... aieieie... I think Beatrix must've been sniffing the laudanum or something. It took all of two minutes to read. It starts off as a super-soppy story about squirrels, there's a kind of Squirrel Goodfellas moment over nuts, then a chipmunk and a bear don't really do anything (I thought this was su This is the first book I've ever read by Beatrix Potter. I saw a few of her drawings in the V&A which are very good, and again here, they are very well drawn and digitally-remastered. The story though... aieieie... I think Beatrix must've been sniffing the laudanum or something. It took all of two minutes to read. It starts off as a super-soppy story about squirrels, there's a kind of Squirrel Goodfellas moment over nuts, then a chipmunk and a bear don't really do anything (I thought this was supposed to be England?) and it ends. Very weird.2.75/5

  19. 4 out of 5

    Octavia Cade

    A Beatrix Potter I haven't read before! Oh frabjous day... not one of my favourites, but it's still a cute little story about squirrels and the perils of badly hidden nuts. Highlight is as always the illustrations; the best one was of poor Timmy being stuffed into his own hiding hole by a horde of maddened and forgetful squirrels. I did wonder at the appearance of the bear and chipmunk, however. It seems the British countryside has been abandoned for the American one... A Beatrix Potter I haven't read before! Oh frabjous day... not one of my favourites, but it's still a cute little story about squirrels and the perils of badly hidden nuts. Highlight is as always the illustrations; the best one was of poor Timmy being stuffed into his own hiding hole by a horde of maddened and forgetful squirrels. I did wonder at the appearance of the bear and chipmunk, however. It seems the British countryside has been abandoned for the American one...

  20. 4 out of 5

    Charity Yost Reed

    After reading several of Potter's books, I have concluded that she may have had separation anxiety of sorts. Many of her books include parents or spouses being separated for a time. I'll have to research more, but I'm wondering if this is biographical. This is not my favorite story of hers and wasn't my kids' favorite either, but it is similar to her other books in illustration and personification. After reading several of Potter's books, I have concluded that she may have had separation anxiety of sorts. Many of her books include parents or spouses being separated for a time. I'll have to research more, but I'm wondering if this is biographical. This is not my favorite story of hers and wasn't my kids' favorite either, but it is similar to her other books in illustration and personification.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Julia Leslie

    This was always my favourite of Potter's works when I was a little girl, and I used to read it every time I stayed at my nana's house. Now that I've grown up, I am finding that most of her stories are nonsensical in a lot of ways, but I love the illustrations and have a lot of good memories tied to this book. This was always my favourite of Potter's works when I was a little girl, and I used to read it every time I stayed at my nana's house. Now that I've grown up, I am finding that most of her stories are nonsensical in a lot of ways, but I love the illustrations and have a lot of good memories tied to this book.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Suzy

    Sweet story of what happens when an unfortunate squirrel eats one too many nuts! It’s a short story with charming artwork. It’s not as memorable as Benjamin bunny or Tom Kitten but still a cute story.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tweller83

    I bought this from the library for .10 cents and now I know why. While the name Beatrix Potter and the beautiful illustrations brought me in, the story left me less than thrilled. I'll definitely be giving this back to the library (or just tossing it - or maybe using the pictures for a craft). Timmy Tiptoes starts out great with some squirrels gathering nuts but then things happen and there are violence from other squirrels, domestic violence, and other rather sinister themes for a children's bo I bought this from the library for .10 cents and now I know why. While the name Beatrix Potter and the beautiful illustrations brought me in, the story left me less than thrilled. I'll definitely be giving this back to the library (or just tossing it - or maybe using the pictures for a craft). Timmy Tiptoes starts out great with some squirrels gathering nuts but then things happen and there are violence from other squirrels, domestic violence, and other rather sinister themes for a children's book. Didn't like it and won't be keeping it for my grandchild! #Bookbuddyathon Winter Bingo - read a children's book

  24. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea

    3.5 stars. This book is a classic, with a nice storyline and absolutely beautiful illustrations. I mean, they were BEAUTIFUL. This was a very cute and quick book to read, and I liked it a lot.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mar

    2,5⭐️

  26. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Malonka

    Dig a little deeper, and you will find this is the darkest Beatrix Potter story ever.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dana

    I always adore the sweet and innocent illustrations of the Beatrix Potter stories. The language is old fashioned and proper. The stories of woodland creatures is so imaginative.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sonia Critchlow

    I hadn't read this book before, but I don't think it was the best story. My son enjoyed it. I hadn't read this book before, but I don't think it was the best story. My son enjoyed it.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Tara

    Chippy Hackee is a terrible spouse. His poor wife is afraid he'll bite her! Also, all the other squirrels are jerks. The poor Tiptoes'! Chippy Hackee is a terrible spouse. His poor wife is afraid he'll bite her! Also, all the other squirrels are jerks. The poor Tiptoes'!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Roma Lakhani

    A lovely, short, illustrated kids book which I finished while I was waiting to get my book shopping bill processed! :D

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