Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Call for Help: Text File Children's Stories

What are nice text-file e-books to read to infants and toddlers?

Currently when I'm soothing our son to sleep I read stories by Thornton Burgess.

Reading text file e-books from my PDA works quite well, since I do not need to have two hands free to turn pages.

The Thornton Burgess stories have a pleasant, calming cadence. Partly this is due to sentence length. Partly it is due to repetition. Yes indeed, a little repetition can be soothing.

(I prefer text files since I can quickly make sure they have proper line wrapping. Other e-book formats are usable but not my first choice.)

UPDATE: I remembered Andrew Land and his many stores. But I can't remember which ones have a rolling cadence.

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