A Month of Bedtime Stories: Thirty-One Bite-Sized Tales of Wackiness and Wonder for the Retiring Child
by Neil Roy McFarlane
A wonderful collection of tales told in the 2nd person, putting your child into the adventures. This was fun to read. The narrator starts each story reminding you of the adventure you had that day with dinosaurs or a sausage monster or a kung fu grasshopper, or any number of wacky tales that take between 5 and 10 minutes to read, perfect for a night-time recap.
I couldn’t help but giggle at the stories, reminded of the many made up by my own children. Logic doesn’t exist, only the attempt to try to relate new knowledge with existing experiences, leading to some fun and funny conclusions about the world.
“Wool comes from sheep, eggs come from chickens, and batteries come from grasshoppers. Everybody knows that.”
I have a three-year-old and an eleven-year-old, who both laughed at the goofiness. I love it when my children go to bed happy. This book will show them that silliness is as important to life as eating and sleeping.