Before We Say

Before We Say "Goodnight"

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Before We Say "Goodnight" will show you how to captivate your child's imagination with a subject they literally can't get enough of--you. In this book, you'll discover an easy-to-learn three-step method to turn your life experiences, and those of your family, into great bedtime stories, all without notes or memorization. Best of all, you'll make bedtime one of the happiest parts of the day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984351114
Publisher: Sycamore Canyon Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/18/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 162
File size: 262 KB

About the Author

Hank Frazee is an expert on the subject of how to tell a story, as he has told some 7,000 original bedtime stories about his life and family history to his three children over the last ten years. He grew up in Southern California and graduated from UCLA, with a major in English Literature. An entrepreneur, he entered the life insurance business and advanced to the top one percent of insurance agents in the world. His love of family and books, as well as a desire to share his method of storytelling with other parents and grandparents, led him to write Before We Say "Goodnight."
On the origin of the book, he says, "I got the idea for writing the book from my own experiences as a father. When my son, John, was around two, my wife read to him at bedtime and then I came in and sat with him until he fell sleep. After a while he began to ask for a bedtime story. At first I told the standard fairy tales but quickly ran out of material doing that.
Then I thought to ask him if he wanted a real or a fake bedtime story. He asked what the difference was and I said, 'A real story is about something that actually happened and a fake story isn't.' He said he wanted a real story and I told him about something or other that I had done as a kid.
He loved it and from then on, when he would ask me for a story, I would tell him about my life experiences and, after a while added stories about my family. I didn't set out to do that. All I was trying to do was to think of a story to tell that night. I gradually realized that I could draw on a virtually endless supply of stories from my own memory."
In the past decade, Hank has told literally thousands of bedtime stories to his three children about his life and family experiences, and the process has brought them closer together. Mr.Frazee wrote the book so that readers can confidendtly tell entertaining bedtime stories to their children about their life and family experiences and have a lot of fun doing so. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children and several pets, including a dog named Winston.

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