To tackle boredom and help parents out while travelling, Vauxhall Motors has teamed up with Edith Bowman to create a series of narrated stories on video. Perfect for bedtime, afternoon naps or keeping little ones amused on long car journeys, the videos are all based on popular stories written by children’s author, Tracey Corderoy, and are narrated by DJ, presenter and broadcaster, Edith Bowman.

The three stories – Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar and Hubble Bubble Granny Trouble – from independent publisher Nosy Crow, were chosen for their popularity, and follow the exploits of two robber dogs who turn good, and a very peculiar granny.

The videos can be downloaded as audio or video, or streamed on car journeys through Vauxhall’s in-car intelligence system, OnStar. The series has been created to showcase the new levels of connectivity available across the Vauxhall range but also aims to minimise the stress of travelling for young families.

Narrator Edith Bowman commented, “Reading or listening to stories has always been something I’ve done with my kids from a very early age, both at home or on our travels. It’s one of my favourite things to do as a parent, so being a bedtime storyteller was a dream for me. The idea is brilliant, using that time when kids are stuck in the car to entertain them, help them get some rest and give parents some peace!”

Vauxhall’s Backseat Bedtime stories are available to view through the Vauxhall Motors website: