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365 Bedtime Stories Hardcover – April 13, 1998

3.5 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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Arranged as a lively journey through the year, 365 Bedtime Stories includes stories for every mood, occasion, and day of the year. There are stories celebrating the New Year, beginnings and second chances, myths about the arrival of spring, foolhardy stories for April, tales of independence for July, spooky tales for October nights, soothing tales for difficult days, tales of gratitude and thanksgiving, and miracles for the year end. Although each story is designed to be read aloud, the charming drawings and sidebars on storytelling that accompany them are likely to inspire both readers and listeners to add their own imaginative embellishments along the way.

Designed for children from ages 2 to 10 years old, these entertaining stories are short enough (one-half to one-and-a-half pages long) to make it easy for readers to agree to the "just one more story" their listeners are sure to request.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books; 1st edition (April 13, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767900960
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767900966
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #784,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I'm sorry I didn't see the review from "A reader from USA , August 9, 1998", but I agree with the assessment. I purchased this book to read to my 5 year old daughter. I began to read a couple aloud, but found I needed to seriously edit them, or stop reading entirely. Now, I preview each story before I begin - and I find I'm skipping most of them. For example, the first story I selected told the disturbing tale of a bird that helps an abandoned dog find food and rest only to watch him get run over and killed. The bird then seeks revenge on the driver and succeeds in having him killed.
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The stories in this book are written for an older age group. They are hard for a small child to understand and/or graphically violent.
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Several people have commented on the content of many stories not being suitable for small children, and I agree with that. Some of the stories are wonderful, some are gruesome, and some are dull. Overall I do not recommend this book. Additionally, the stories are of an inconsistent length making it difficult as "bedtime" reading book. Some are long, and some are less than a paragraph. This can be frustrating for both the child and the parent. Then there are the "variations" which are included as a story for the day but normally are not stories. They simply tell how the tale differs in different areas. To be blunt these variations are exceedingly boring.
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Nice book with stories for each day of the year but some of the stories are really NOT for little ones. Then again, there are stories included that are really pretty good. Adults should probably pre-read the daily story to see if it fits your child's age and maturity level.
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I have never written a review, but I decided to write one this time because I feel very strongly about this book. My children received this book as a gift from their grandparents and we thought it would be a wonderful addition to our bedtime story collection. We have had the book for only 3 weeks and I have had to skip stories because of the violent content. For example, the entries for March 27-28 contain a Scottish fairy tale, Molly Whuppie. Molly Whuppie begins with parents who did not want their children and "decided to get rid of them. They didn't kill them or anything, they just left them in the forest..." The story then goes on to describe how a giant puts nooses around their (the abandoned children, including Molly Whuppie) necks and gold chains around the necks of his three daughters. Once all are asleep, Molly Whuppie puts the nooses around the necks of the giant's daughters and the gold chains around her own neck and the necks of her sisters. The giant feels for the nooses and mistakenly batters his daughters "until they were dead". Yikes! In my opinion, this is not a soothing bedtime story. I also agree with another reviewer about the "variations" being boring. Some variations are not really stories, but just describe how the stories are different than the more commonly heard story.
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Our son loves a story ever night & the 365 Disney storybook has been read for 2 years so we got this book. Some of the stories are not kid friendly so you have to proff read before reading it aloud but sure like that most of the stories have a moral to them.
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I grew up hearing Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood... ALL of these stories would be deemed "inappropriate" for children according to many of these reviewers. In spite of being exposed to such horrors, I turned out to be be a non-sociopathic, empathetic, college educated professional.

Now, about the book. :-) I actually look forward to reading it myself. Yes, you should use discretion based on the age and sensitivity of the audience, but it is a wonderful collection of folk stories from all over the world. They are categorized by month, with each having a corresponding theme. For example, September's stories are about school, as school has usually started by this time. There are two indexes in the back of the book: one is based on subject content (lying, hard work, compassion, etc) and location (Chinese folk tales, Norwegian stories, American west, etc). The other index is by author. Great book for parents who are less restrictive and want to connect their children to other cultures.
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This book is wonderful. When I was growing up, I had a similar book that was read so often that I remember some of the stories to this day (60 years later). I purchased this book for my grandson, who will be arriving in a couple of weeks. The stories are short enough for a bedtime ritual but the book is full of fun and interesting tales. I look forward to seeing him enjoy the stories that will start him on a lifetime love of reading.
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