Sex produces yet, yet children can get in the way of sex - ask any parent! So the trick is to get them to bed as quickly as possible, and a bedtime story always seems to calm them down. But although the children don't spot it, many of the traditional bedtime stories and nursery rhymes are full of sexual innuendo: young girls wandering into the clutches of wolves, princesses testing mattresses or being rescued from comas by kissing princes, emperors walking around naked, underage females climbing into the bed of talking bears, teenage maids subjected to sado-masochism, pretty virgins shacked up with dubious little men, flying girls in nightshirts; and what hill, exactly, did Jack climb to fill a pail? But what if Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and all the beautiful princesses were just a little older, and always up for it? What if they were sexual predators, and all the men were ridiculous buffoons. What if...This book puts the 'F' back into feminism, and allows the most furtive and dirty imagination to run wild, giving the grown-ups their own version of traditional bedtime stories...and with the kids soundly asleep, the fun can begin!
Tony Bayliss is the father of five and so has spent many hours reciting bedtime stories. The book emerged from his own daydreams to prevent him falling asleep before his young audience did.