The stories were written by a couple in their late 30s.
They were born in the 1950s and ’60s, but now they’re out of date, said Liz Zilberman, one of the authors, who lives in Santa Cruz, California.
“We were always interested in the old-school stories because they were so personal and were a form of storytelling that you could share with your children,” she said.
In their case, the stories took place in the late 1960s, when the couple was growing up in the Bay Area, and featured a father and son, a daughter and mother, and a younger brother.
The husband, who works in a retail store, left the business in his 40s, and the wife, a stay-at-home mom, joined him in the business, Zilberman said.
“They are just fantastic stories that I could never imagine in the modern day,” she added.
They came from the Bay area, but also went to New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
The stories include a young girl who gets stuck in a dark room; a man who wakes up to find himself in a giant mirror; and a young man who is trapped in a room filled with his father’s memories.
The man’s dad had to make do with a small library of books, the woman’s mom worked in the office, and her mother was a teacher.
The story about a father who was killed in the war in Vietnam is one of many that are from the 1960s and 1970s, Zilsberman said.
The older woman who writes the stories is also the author of the memoirs and memoirs from the 70s.
“There is this weird sense of nostalgia that they have, because they grew up with this amazing and amazing world,” Zilmerman said of the older authors.
The bedtime story booksellers are not the only ones looking for a way to get their stories into children’s hands.
They also have an app for children, called BabyTraveller, which offers children’s stories, songs, and poems, with lyrics.
Zilbersons daughter, a 3-year-old, is learning to read, which will take some getting used to.
She will be able to read her father’s story books with her when she gets older.
“It’s great,” Zilsbermans daughter said of BabyTrouble.
“I’m excited about it.”
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