When I was a child my mom would read me the Danish version of Little Fur Family by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by the great Garth Williiams titled Den Lille Pels-Familie. She didn't read me a lot of bed time stories so this one kind of sticks out in my mind. I still have that book which is pictured above and now belongs to my daughter. The book was very tiny and had such a lovely story and charming pictures.
One of the first things I did after my daughter was born and things settled down a bit was to purchase a copy of that book on Amazon so that I could read it to her. I think she was only a month old when I got it. I used to hold her in my lap and read her a bedtime story every night, a cherished memory of mine. And we still read bedtime stories, the tradition continues to this day.
I believe that reading bedtime stories is one of the really positive things that a parent can do in raising a child as it is not only a good way to wind down but also leads to discussing all kinds of other things in a comfortable space.
When I look at a book like Little Fur Family I think that it's just the type of book that I want to make. Something that is sweet and pleasant and somehow makes a child feel protected.