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One-Minute Bedtime Stories (Doubleday Balloon Books)
by Shari Lewis
A collection of twenty one-minute stories including well-known fairy tales, legends, and fables.
Hardcover, 47 pages
Published August 10th 1982 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers
(first published 1982)
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Jul 22, 2010 Rebecca rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Shari Lewis writes "To the Parents": "Many of our basic children's stories are well worth passing on as part of our cultural heritage. The only catch is this: These tales were written in another time, when life was lived at a slower pace, with fewer distractions and fewer available forms of entertainment. In their long form, the classic stories often don't fit our present needs. That's why I started writing one-minute stories...or you can stretch each tale into a five- or ten-minute shared exper ...more
One of the greatest books for kids ever written! My Dad used to read me stories from this book at night- and I would always ask for "just one more." The re-telling of some of the classics are included (like "Rumpelstiltskin") and an original little gem called "Why the Cat Washes After Meals." But my favorite, and one I heard so many times I can still recite it word-for-word, is "The Lion and The Mouse." This poem is sure to be some other child's favorite, as it was mine... and still is!