|This is the book my dad used to read to us|
every Christmas Eve!
My family has not hung onto many traditions. My parents are not sentimental people. If it wasn't for me demanding it, on account of the fact that my new baby nephew is going to be spending his first Christmas with us and he should see a Christmas tree, we wouldn't even have one this year! So most of the traditions of my childhood have gone by the wayside.
But one of the traditions I remember is that, on Christmas Eve, right before bed, my dad would read The Night Before Christmas to my brother and I. He continued this tradition until way, way, way after we were both able to read it ourselves, and way, way, way after we would have wanted to! The version he read to us was a Little Golden Book. I still have it, and I am hoping that this year my dad will continue the tradition by reading it to my nephew!
And now, I have a question for you.
When I write stories for children, I like to tackle important messages in light-hearted ways. For instance, The Princess's New Hair is about loving yourself just the way you are. I would love to know... whether you are a parent, an aunt or uncle, someone who works with kids, or just an adult who has an opinion... what other messages would you like to see in stories geared towards children ages 2 to 7?
Let me know. I will keep your ideas in mind when I start writing my next story!