World Storytelling Day
I’m totally hot for my husband for so many reasons! 😍 🔥 😂 He’s handy around the house (ahem, ‘log cabin’), he makes me laugh on the daily, and he makes a mean burrito! Along with some of his other adoring qualities, he also assumed bedtime responsibilities with our older boy when my youngest son was born.
As part of that bedtime ritual, books are read and stories come alive!
Today just happens to be World Storytelling Day. World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the March equinox, on (or near) March 20. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night.
So, pillows are plumped and our book pile is ready.
Here’s a peek at some of our personal favorite stories that we read to our boys are (in no particular order):
1) I Love You, Stinky Face – by Lisa McCourt
A sweet story about the unconditional love of a mother for her little boy. Whether her boy were an alligator or a super-smelly skunk, a mother’s love is always the same!
2) The Book with No Pictures – by BJ Novak
The title pretty much sums this one up. That’s right, NO pictures! Yet there’s belly-busting laughter all around whenever this book is read. Liked but young and old alike. It’s a keeper!
3) If You Decide To Go To The Moon – by Faith McNulty
I would have to say that this is one of my son’s favorites. Maybe it’s the ‘down to earth’ language. I swear, to catch a glimpse of him when he’s caught up in this story is such an amazing experience. His eyes say it all. Captured.
4) The Tickle Tree – by Chae Strathie
An imaginative tale – A “phantasmagorical flight of fantasy at your fingertips”. The illustrations are almost as magical as the story itself. Text is woven all around the intricate drawings which pulls you right in to the story.
If you would like to add any of these titles to your personal library, purchase links have been added for your convenience.
What are some of your bedtime – or anytime – storytime favorites? Tell me in the comments below. We’re always looking to expand our adventures!