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Dad, Tell Me a Story: How to Revive the Tradition of Storytelling with Your Children Paperback – November 1, 2010
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A selection of the stories the father and children came up with is presented together with marvelous illustrations of the stories by the author and his children. I read this very readable book from cover to cover. The recommended age range should be increased from 5-11 to include adults of all ages who spend time with children and who can learn so much from this book to hone the craft of storytelling.
I struggled with how to come up with bedtime stories for my two girls. Often, I could not think of any good material or a satisfying way to end my story once I began.
"Dad, Tell Me Story" provide you with McCormick's tried and true formula for developing an engaging bedtime story, one which begins with simply asking your child for "the first thing that pops into their head." After you follow some basic steps, you have an outline for a great bedtime story. The author reminds you that not all your stories will be winners, but your child will always appreciate your attempts.
McCormick also fills his book with several of his favorite stories he made up for his two young sons, Will and Connor, both of whom contributed wonderful illustrations to the book. These original stories also make good bedtime reading in case you're just too tired to spin a tale of your own. The author has a website at [...]