Grandpa Ed's Bedtime Stories were written to support innocence and exciting childhood imagination and fantasies about animals, birds, folklore, and nature. Most importantly, they are intended to encourage the joy of reading. They explicitly avoid the present-day trend of filling children's books with endless colored illustrations and one-page sentences that entertain a child, but fail to teach them to read. It is also the author's hope that his stories will contain enough intrigue to encourage parent's to return to the time-honored tradition of reading to their children, especially at bedtime.The author has been pleasantly surprised by the great interest expressed by senior citizens in retirement homes to whom he has frequently read his bedtime stories. They bring back wonderful childhood memories. To those who are blind or whose vision has become too poor to read any longer, he has recorded his bedtime stories, in his own voice, on cassette tapes.