Essay on Bed Time Stories of the Saints

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Bed Time Stories of the Saints

When children are young, it can be difficult for parents to teach them certain skills and lessons to live a good life. For example, toilet training a young person is something all parents suffer through and most of the time it is hard for them to teach their young ones how to use the bathroom. Several methods have been developed by psychologists, pediatricians, and other scholarly people on the toilet-training process. In addition to this, children’s books are published that are strictly directed at teaching children about their own bodily functions, and using the restroom. The language used, the illustrations, and the delivery of the language, is directed at children. Even children’s bibles are
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Here you will find a number of stories to help harried mothers and fathers tell their children about the saints. We have added new saints, or rather have knocked at the doors of old ones, for they are all dead, except you and me. Perhaps some of those who knew this booklet years ago will soon be using it again—for their own children. The unbelievable moment of childhood renews itself in your home—so let’s talk about the saints!

Clearly, this introduction, or even dedication, is aimed at the adult reader, or parent figure in a child’s life. The author then gives the reader, or perhaps potential reader, a bit of a poorly written statement about the contents of his book, which is unnecessary due to the title being Bedtime Stories of the SAINTS. Most literate people would assume the author would indeed be writing stories of saints from the past. The statement, “for they are all dead, except you and me,” for one, should read, “for you and I.” Secondly, he intends on stating an obvious fact, which is used with very blunt, almost harsh language. Next, he claims that people know of his booklet from years ago, but when it is new on the shelf and trying to sell to first time readers, this statement is confusing. However, it is merely a poor attempt at conveying tradition and memories. The author does much better at