One of my favourite parts of the day is snuggling with my little girl, Penny (aged 6), under her covers and getting ready for storytime. Our day can often be chaotic, full of appointments, drop-offs, and trips to the shops. Our bedtime story gives both of us the opportunity to sit together and really connect, without her little sister demanding my attention or the distraction of electronics in the background. So we were both delighted to be asked to take part in The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories book tour.
The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories is a collection of 17 brand-new tales that celebrate all the best things in life: the cultures that enrich us; the friendships that inspire us and the beauty that surrounds us. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations thanks to Sarah McIntyre, this beautiful collection of stories contains all kinds of wonderous creatures including enchanted unicorns, fairy godmothers, and curious little dinosaurs.
The stories are all lots of fun as well as comforting, plus include a diverse cast of characters. Each story is around 5-10 minutes long which is absolutely perfect for a spot of cozy nighttime reading. Penny’s current favorite story is The Pink Palace by Hannah Lee.
A Quick Q&A with Hannah Lee
Tell us about your storyThe Pink Palace is a funny fairytale about a silly queen and king that forget their daughter Princess Pamela exists after putting her in a palace shortly after she’s born. A girl named Chanel becomes curious about The Pink Palace and decides to explore. Could she be the one to free the Princess? What was your favourite bedtime story as a child? My favourite bedtime story as a child was The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Brothers Grimm. I’ve always loved the rebellion of them sneaking out at night to have fun, the romance and the fact they’re sisters as I grew up sharing a room with my sisters too (just with a little less midnight escapades!)
The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories is a wonderful collection and would make a perfect addition to any little one’s library. Penny’s face lit up as soon as she opened it. It really captures the magic of reading and would make a brilliant Christmas present.
The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories: A comforting story tonight for a happy day tomorrow is available to purchase HERE.0