About Us

Reinette Lombard and Josè Palmer — Authors

The Authors

Josè Palmer and Reinette Lombard the authors and creators of Tippie, are a mother and daughter duo, with 47 years combined educational experience. Josè and Reinette are both passionate about reading and learning.

Our Story

Curious Readers is an extension of the Tippie books and enables children to master language based activities in a fun, modern and interactive way. This non-traditional approach to learning ensures that children achieve success and the activities build progressively on one another.

What about Tippie?

Tippie is a bilingual elephant and already has 210 published adventures. The reading books are presented in 5 different levels with a very specific developmental focus. Tippie is not curriculum or grade specific as it would differ for each individual child. Tippie does however align to the outcomes in the CAPS curriculum and term assessments are based on the National Curriculum. The books are beautifully illustrated by Zinelda McDonald and published by LAPA Publishers, a division of Penguin Random House South Africa.

Children that can read with confidence and comprehension are children that can learn effectively and with ease.

Curious Readers and Tippie in Numbers

220

Books Published

1.3 million

Books Sold

1219

Online Activities

535

Included Downloads

What People Have to Say

Just absolutely awesome books. My Gr. 1 girl started reading Tippie books last year and is now why ahead of her friends due to how easy these books read and teach. Will definitely recommend these books to everyone.
Deidre Sharp Van Eck
Parent
My 6 year old loves Tippie! As a mother and a teacher I would recommend Tippie to all parents and Foundation phase teachers. Tippie makes learning to read easy and fun.
Lorna Stewart
Teacher
Ek gebruik Tippie vir my leesterapie. Die kinders is mal oor die pers olifantjie!
Renske Duffey Kruger
Therapist
The way the stories are written. The child that reads the story gets inspired to write their own Tippie story. Well done for the Tippie books in Afrikaans and English.
Helen Jenkinson
Parent

Choose Your Payment Method and Subscription

Payment by EFT Payment by VISA / Mastercard

The below plans are based on EFT payment for a specific period of access. You will not be charged again at the end of your chosen period and will have to re-subscribe should you wish to access our content again. These are non-recurring subscriptions and they automatically cancel after the chosen pre-paid period. Early cancellations are not allowed and refunds not permitted.

6-Month Access

Pre-Paid Access
R 534
  • All 3-Month features plus
  • Save 10%
Save 10%

3-Month Access

Pre-Paid Access
R 297
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Exclusive downloads
  • New Tippie Stories
  • Pay via EFT
  • No early cancellation

1-Year Access

Pre-Paid Access
R 950
  • All 3-Month features plus
  • Save 20%
Save 20%

The below plans are based on Credit Card payment with automatic renewal at the end of the chosen period. Remember you can cancel at any time and you won’t be charged again at the end of your pre-paid term.

6-Monthly

Recurring Subscription
R 534
/ 6Months
  • All Monthly features plus
  • Save 10%
  • Payment every 6 Months
Save 10%

Monthly

Recurring Subscription
R 99
Per Month
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Exclusive downloads
  • New Tippie Stories
  • Cancel anytime

Yearly

Recurring Subscription
R 950
/ Year
  • All Monthly features plus
  • Save 20%
  • Payment every year
Save 20%