"Mamma, tell me the story of Tiger Bravo", my older one asked.
"Tiger Bravo. The giant, Tiger Bravo. The one with the golden nose."
Ah, that 'Tiger Bravo'!!!
I launched into a story of Tycho Brahe, the giant of science, who lost his nose in a fight, before realising that fighting did not solve any problems, and who then devoted himself to studying the stars and so became a very powerful giant.
Stretching the truth, I know, but the kids were impressed to know that you did not have to do exercises to become a giant - you could do that by solving number problems too.
Tiger Bravo led to Johannas Kepler, and today I am committed to telling them the story about the third giant - Issac Newton.
Kids these days adore their superheros, and even three-year olds know everything there is to know about every one of them. Why then, has nobody thought to make real life heros into comic book superheros. I am sure they would really take off.