As the father of two sons (5 and 8 years old) I read a lot of books at bedtime. I started with my oldest from the day he was born. Goodnight Moon. I can still recite it word for word. Board books, picture books, you name it – I read it. When he was about three years old I began to get bored with books about diggers, bunnies, aardvarks and bears, so I started to make up stories.