just came in
From the County of Keck
That a very small bug
By the name of Van Vleck
Is yawning so wide
You can look down his neck.
Warning: this is not technically a fairy tale, nor is it strictly fantasy. But I am writing this post sort of late at night (though most of you are reading it in the morning), and I found myself thinking about my favorite bedtime stories.
We were never huge on bedtime stories in my family, but there was one I loved and still read to kids when I babysit — The Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss. Did any of you love this book, too?
I can remember almost every detail about this book, including the sleepwalkers with candles on their heads, the creature with the long furry alarm clock tail, and the furry creatures getting ready for bed in what I think were waterfalls. All I have to do is read that first page about little Van Vleck yawning and I’m about ready to drift off myself.
So tell me, readers — did you read bedtime stories when you were little? What were some of your favorites? Do you still enjoy them today?