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The Night Before Kindergarten Paperback – July 9, 2001
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About the Author
Birthday: February 7, 1960 Pets: cat, Purrsia Professional: Member of Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Northern Colorado Writers Favorite Children's Books: Polar Express, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Cat in the Hat, The Golden Compass Favorite Season: Fall Favorite Tree: Maple Favorite Color: Cranberry red Favorite Cookie: Gluten-free Oatmeal Raisin with Vanilla Chips Reason for writing The Night Before Easter: "I wrote The Night Before Easter for parents to read at bedtime so children could go to sleep with sweet dreams of jelly beans dancing in their heads."
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"I'm curious about many things- people, holidays, underdogs, little known historic figures - and translate my excitement for a topic into books for kids to enjoy. Story ideas are popping into my head all the time, so you never know what my next book will be. But that's what's so fun about writing."
To find out more about Natasha Wing and how to Skype with her go to www.natashawing.com.
Favorite Children's Books: The Polar Express (I have a signed copy!), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Cat in the Hat, The Golden Compass, Harry Potter; Favorite Season: Fall; Favorite Tree: Maple; Favorite Colors: Cranberry red and fuscia pink; Pet: Purrsia the lynx point kitty Professional: Member of Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Children's Book Insider.
Top Customer Reviews
The poem begins on the night before kindergarten with children and parents getting ready for the big day. Then the day arrives and we see children and parents as they prepare, go to, and arrive at school. There is much said about a lack of napping places that does not match my children's experiences. But then we see how the parents are saddened by leaving their kids behind. The resourceful teacher manages to find a quick solution and all ends happily.
The first day of school can be hard for children and adults alike. This is the first book I have come across that deals with the excitement and hesitancies on this special day. A very fun book for parent and child.
Instead of describing kindergarten as a fun, happy, loving place, it talks about how children are at first afraid, but then learn to like it. Why even suggest that your child should be afraid?
Worse, in the book, all the parents stay in the classroom, outside the door watching. That's not how school works. The parents are not there, so why suggest that they are going to be at the door looking in during the day?
Not recommended. The other "night before" books I like, just not this one.
I got mines on Ebay.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book to my students on the first day of Kindergarten; my students loved it and often ask if we can read it again. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jenn
Grandson loved this book being read to him a few days before he began kindergartenPublished 22 days ago by S. Hamilton
I wish the book featured more black latino and asian kids but we take what we can get. It's a cute book to read right before school starts. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was one of my favorite kindergarten stories out of about 5. Very cute!Published 1 month ago by Kathryn
Very cute! Follows "The Night Before Christmas" story line, but with kindergarten-relevant replacement words and phrases. Cute :)Published 2 months ago by Afemat
Ordered for each kindergartener starting at the local elementary school this year. It was perfect.Published 2 months ago by JennA