Sara Cone Bryant presents a selection of entertaining and fun stories for parents to read to young children, many with morals and memorable conclusions.
Drawing her selection from traditional folk tales and her own imagination, Bryant offers a well-rounded and impressive set of stories perfect for bedtime. This book’s introduction takes the form of a storytelling guide; the parent is told how to properly read a children’s story, what to emphasize and how to narrate the dialog, so that the child’s attention doesn’t wander and they gain the greatest benefit from the telling.
Many classics are recognizably adapted for this volume, such as The Gingerbread Man and David and Goliath. Other stories evoke country traditions, with farm animals and adventures a frequent theme. We also witness stories that draw upon the old legends of past kingdoms and cultures, lending an exotic and interesting flair to the collection. In all, this book offers parents and children varied and rewarding reading experience.