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The Night Before Kindergarten Paperback – July 9, 2001
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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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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
Very cute book for a kid starting kindergarten. Came on time as promised.Published 10 days ago by hmvvvv
I bought it as a gift for my grandson he loved it and the shipping was fast.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Recommended for kids starting school...it's such a great way to get them excited about school.Published 19 days ago by Bernadette Sikorski
This was perfect for my daughter's night time book the night before she started Kindergarten, and we've enjoyed reading it a few times since.Published 20 days ago by AmyA - Michigan
This was a cute book to read with my son before his first day of Kindergarten.Published 23 days ago by Rachel V.
I love all of these books, there is one for almost every occasion.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book was great! Our 5-year-old wasn't convinced that kindergarten was the best thing going so we got a few books to encourage him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gracie Herbert