Pat Darcy

Biography

Being a busy parent (who happens to be a writer), Pat needed bedtime stories that were short, suitable, available instantly and without the old stereotypes or scary themes. When such stories could not be found it was time to reach for some fresh parchment and start writing. There are now two volumes of KidSlumber Bedtime Stories that are popular all over the world.

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Series

KidSlumber Bedtime Stories
KidSlumber Bedtime Stories are modern, suitable tales for 21st century children. Fairy tales from the past are often unsuitable as bedtime stories. They may be too long, too gruesome or contain inappropriate themes. Short of exhaustively reading and checking volumes of fairy tales for their suitability, length, and boredom factor, what can a parent do? The answer is to read a KidSlumber Bedtime Story that is suitable, moral and humorous. Each short story is purpose-written as a bedtime story and takes about 10-12 minutes to read. Each story has humor, rhyme and usually a moral. In KidSlumber stories no-one dies, no child is abandoned by its parents, nor are the stories saccharine or babyish. The stories are designed to encourage interaction between the child and the parent/reader, as each story contains some elements that are likely to be unfamiliar to the child. The stories are meant to be enjoyable for both the child and the reader rather than a chore for the reader. Apart from the above differences, KS Stories include female heroes, plenty of dad humor and modern family situations and settings, as well as classic themes (such as Prince & Princess) given a new twist.

Books

KidSlumber Bedtime Stories Volume 2
Series: KidSlumber Bedtime Stories. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,850. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Fairy tales from past centuries are often unsuitable as bedtime stories. They may be too long, too gruesome or contain inappropriate themes. Short of exhaustively reading and checking volumes of fairy tales for their suitability, length, and boredom factor, what can a parent do? The answer is to read a modern bedtime story from KidSlumber that is suitable, moral and humorous. For children 5-10+
KidSlumber Bedtime Stories Volume 1
Series: KidSlumber Bedtime Stories. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,780. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Traditional fairy tales are often too long, too gruesome or otherwise unsuitable as a bedtime story. In KidSlumber stories no-one dies, no child is abandoned by its parents, nor are the stories saccharine sweet. Each story takes about 10-12 minutes to read and has humor, rhyme and usually a moral. The stories are written for the children of today, not past centuries. For children 5-10 years.

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