The Night Before Kindergarten

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'Twas the night before kindergarten, and as they prepared,
kids were excited,
and a little bit scared.

It's the first day of school! Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part of all-saying goodbye ...
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Overview


'Twas the night before kindergarten, and as they prepared,
kids were excited,
and a little bit scared.

It's the first day of school! Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part of all-saying goodbye to Mom and Dad. But maybe it won't be so hard once they discover just how much fun kindergarten really is! Colorful illustrations illuminate this uplifting takeoff on the classic Clement C. Moore Christmas poem.

About the Author
Natasha Wing is the author of children's books and magazine articles. She created the popular The Night Before series about holidays and big events in kids' lives. Several of the titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today best seller lists. Natasha lives in Northern California and loves to do school visits to get back in touch with her readers.

When a group of children prepares for and experiences the first day of kindergarten, the parents are the ones who have trouble adjusting.

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Editorial Reviews

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This consoling book, designed to help kids through their first-day-of-school jitters, serves a real, comforting, tear-saving purpose.
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It's the eve of the first day of school in this adorable takeoff on the classic Clement C. Moore Christmas poem. The children are busily preparing for their first day of kindergarten, packing school backpacks and dreaming of school supplies. The highly anticipated day arrives and they pose for pictures and prepare to say goodbye to Mom and Dad. Miss Sunrise and her delightful classroom filled with books, toys and fun activities make saying good-bye easy, for the children at least. Teary-eyed parents need a bit more support—a final hug and a happy wave and the happy children are free to discover how much fun kindergarten really is. This colorful story provides a way to calm those first day jitters. This would be a great gift for preschool graduation. Parents and children will both love the surprise ending. 2001, Grosset & Dunlap, $3.49. Ages 3 to 5. Reviewer:Julie Eick Granchelli
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448482552
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2014
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 350,572
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet 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 7th Pets: Siberian husky, Sabaka, and cat, Jemima Professional: Member of Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators 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: 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2003

    THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

    I bought this book in hopes to ease my child's mind about the 1st day of kindergaten. I am so glad I preread this book. Why would I want her to know how sad moms and dads are?? Aren't they worried enough? And in most kindergartens the parents do not get to stay to see if everything is A-OKAY. I really think the concept is great but the fact that the parents are staying and watching is not reality. And where is the bus..Aren't kids going to think that Mom's and Dad's can drive them everyday?

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2003

    A Must Have For Kindergarteners and Their Teacher

    I bought two copies for friends starting their Kindergarten teaching careers. After receiving them I decided I wanted one for myself. It is adorable!!!! Written in the familiar "Twas The Night Before Christmas" form it goes through the routine of getting ready to start school along with the nervous feelings. A cute twist is added to the end..its not the Kindergarten students that need the comforting, but their parents leaving them. A great book. Purchase it, you won't be disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

    Recommended for ages 4-5-6

    Reading it is like 'The Night Before Christmas' So cute.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Good for parents of new students

    Good for little ones starting off on that big day

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2010

    What a cute story

    I bought several "getting ready for kindergarten" books for my daughter before she started Kindergarten this year. This one was by far my favorite, and shows that sometimes the first day of school is much harder and more emotional for the parents than the kids. I will also purchase this for my niece when she starts kindergarten next year.

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

    Great for Kids Starting Kindergarten!

    I had bought this a few years back for my son. Then I bought the second in the series "The Night Before First Grade." So naturally, I bought and sent this on to my bff's daughter as she started kindergarten this year. She loved it!

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    Sweet but also sad

    We read this book on the night before school started. I cried and could not get to the last page. It was sweet, we enjoyed it.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

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    The Night Before Kindergarten

    Sound Familiar? This book rhymes and relaxes children that are worried about the following school year. It gives them a picture about what school will be like and how it's not that scary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2009

    Awesome!

    An awesome book for kids entering kindergarten!

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