6 Six-Minute Bedtime Stories: For lovers of Tea Parties, Mermaids, Pirates, Fairies, Space Racers and Witches.
Join the girls as their everyday activities turn into unexpected adventures! Will Margaret’s Tea Party get rained out? Will Melody Mermaid recover her stolen voice? Will Space Racer Annie win the Tri-Planetary Cup?
These quick stories take about six minutes for an adult to read aloud, and are written simply enough for older children to read without help.
Bond with your child through family story-time and encourage a habit of life-long reading!
We love bedtime stories and I’m always looking to expand our collection. My daughter is at the age where she wants more from a story but isn’t ready for chapter books. She loses interest in them. Six-minute stories is a great transition from picture story books to chapters.
Each story is unique and features a different female lead. Doug also covers a range of genres in here which I very much appreciate. The stories are short and punchy, full of imagination and fun.
A personal favourite of ours is The Tri-Planetary Cup, space racer Annie and her robot crew mate Max race across space solving clues to try and win the cup.
That actually brings me to my one critique, there are no illustrations. Adjacent to each chapter starting there is a blank page crying out for an illustration from the story. My daughter is moving on to longer stories but still enjoys a picture, even black and white ones.
I also think this would be a great way to add some diversity to the book. Like a lot of people I am looking to expand the books my children have to show a wide range of faces and abilities.
Over all we have really loved adding this to our collection. My daughter loves it when her brother reads a bedtime story to her and he can easily read this out loud for her. My daughter is 5 and my son 9.
If you are looking for that next step for a younger reader, I would definitely recommend this book.
My thanks to Doug to sending me a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review.
Husband. Father. Dog Groomer. Author.
With his days dedicated to his family, “Uncle Doug” (as his doggy friends know him) has taken to working as an author by night. A lover of reading from an early age, he has spent many years practicing his craft and now hopes to pass on that love to the next generation.