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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Lexile Measure: 660L (What's this?)
  • Series: The Night Before
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (November 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044845212X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448452128
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Natasha Wing was born in Milford, Connecticut in 1960. At the age of 20 she moved to Arizona where she finished college at Arizona State University in 1982 with a B.S. in Advertising. In 1988 she married Daniel Wing and moved to Northern California where she worked in advertising for a number of years.

It wasn't until 1991 that she decided to write children's books. Luckily she sold her first book, Hippity Hop, Frog on Top, within 6 months and has been writing children's books and articles ever since. Her second book, Jalapeno Bagels, came out in June 1996 with Atheneum Books. The Night Before Easter, was published with Putnam All Aboard Books. She has also been published in Humpty Dumpty's Magazine, Girls' Life, and Hopscotch for Girls, and has two recipes in Writers in the Kitchen.

Birthday: February 7thPets: Siberian husky, Sabaka, and cat, JemimaProfessional: Member of Society of Children's Book Writers & IllustratorsFavorite Children's Books: Polar Express, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Cat in the Hat, The Golden CompassFavorite Season: FallFavorite Tree: MapleFavorite Color: Cranberry redFavorite Cookie: Oatmeal Raisin with Vanilla ChipsReason 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."

 

Customer Reviews

Very nice stories in these books.
Holly Pytka
My grandchildren enjoy Natasha Wing's "The Night Before..." series.
Sunny
I teach 2nd grade & the kids really like these.
Susan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Susan D. on December 6, 2011
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My three year old granddaughter was born on New Year's Eve, so this book really helped her to understand what all the "excitment" is about on her birthday! I love all the Natasha Wing books, but this one is my favorite!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Fama on December 29, 2012
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I love these "Night Before..." books. We have so many of them and I have been happy with them all. There needs to be more cute New Years books like this
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Reader on February 5, 2010
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Everyone of these books that she has written about the "night before holidays" are wonderful and great fun to read to your children.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DEE on January 6, 2012
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Have been collecting the Night Before books by Natasha Wing, so far we have Halloween, Thanksgiving, and now New Years. This is a fantastic book, it gave my son a better understanding of what new years is and the celebration that occurs at the end of the year.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By joy on June 8, 2014
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This book is excellent. My ESL students love it! They like the rhyming, colorful illustrations, and the ability to easily comprehend the story. All of her books are "Best practice Blue ribbon" I love watching my students read them to each other. They always want to take them home for rereading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Storywraps on December 31, 2014
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Want the perfect book to help ring in the New Year? Well look no further. This story is written in rhyme and includes you in this family's preparations to celebrate the happy event. They decorate their home, buy sparklers, streamers, and party hats, gorge on homemade cupcakes, and play games that the whole family can participate in and enjoy.

The little ones are allowed in on the festivities but do you think they can stay awake until that clock starts chiming in the new year? They start looking kind of droopy and tired as the evening progresses...will they make it?

This is a fun story for beginner readers and a winner as a read-aloud. The illustrations are bright and colourful with lots of detail and pizzaz. The illustrator captures the expressions of the family members perfectly, especially of the child who gets to eat three whole cupcakes! Heavenly. I am sure this is a book you will want to add to your holiday collection!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SallyB on February 16, 2015
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I love all the Natasha Wing "Night Before" books and this one is no exception. My focus is reading to Kindergarten children and they love these books. They wanted to know if there was one for Valentine's Day, for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, etc. and, yes there is. I highly recommend these books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ADreisow on November 24, 2012
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My daughter (3) loves her books and truthfully, I don't mind reading them all the time to her. Some parts are cute, ALTHOUGH, in the 4 books we have of hers, some parts are a little uncreative and it annoys me a little bit. :) But, we'll keep buying them!
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More About the Author

Natasha Wing was born in Connecticut and now lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. After graduating from Arizona State University, she then worked in advertising for a number of years. It wasn't until 1991 that she decided to write children's books. Luckily she sold her first book within six months and has been writing children's books and articles ever since. Some of her books have even ended up on bestseller lists, including the wildly popular The Night Before series.

"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.

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