Pictured above is author Sands Hetherington and his now grown-up son, John, in Brussels. The delightful world of Night Buddies first began as a bedtime tradition of storytelling between father and son. Sands and 7-year-old John had always done bedtime stories, but one night John presented his dad with a red crocodile named Crosley that he’d invented for an after-lights-out companion. They started making up John and Crosley episodes, and Crosley got to be a real member of the family. From those night time stories, Sands was able to craft an award-winning book series that combined John’s imagination with Sands’ love of travel and culture.
Sands named the curly-headed hero in the Night Buddies Book Series in honor of his son.
From this little snippet behind the Night Buddies stories, one can easily see the sweetness there is to reading with your children and creating with them, not just stories but memories as well.
What about you? Could one of your creative bedtime stories turn into something special?
You never know until you start….