The Night Before New Year's

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The newest title in Natasha Wing's bestselling Night Before series!

It's the night before New Year's, and the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight! Everyone's stocked up on sparkly streamers and festive party hats, but after a night filled with card games and too many cupcakes, the little ones are getting sleepy. . . Can they make it until the clock strikes twelve?

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Overview

The newest title in Natasha Wing's bestselling Night Before series!

It's the night before New Year's, and the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight! Everyone's stocked up on sparkly streamers and festive party hats, but after a night filled with card games and too many cupcakes, the little ones are getting sleepy. . . Can they make it until the clock strikes twelve?

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Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
With a request to stay up until midnight and a big "PLEEEASE," a little boy and his young brother are granted permission by their parents to usher in the New Year. Together they shop for party supplies, eat their favorite foods (pizza, wings, and salad as shown in the illustrations, followed by cupcakes), make a toast, and state their new year's resolutions. There is just one problem: the little boy cannot think of one. They play games, recall fond memories of the year, and even go outside for a walk. Just before midnight—you guessed it—the little boy and his brother fall asleep. But the next day the little boy states the perfect resolution for the New Year. This is the fourteenth book in Wing's "The Night Before" series. Its cadence and rhyme scheme do a credible job of following that of "The Night Before Christmas." The illustrations show a happy family enjoying time with one another. That in itself would make a good New Year's resolution. Fans of the previous titles will enjoy this one, too. Readers new to the series will be looking for the others. Wing and Wummer know just what will appeal to young children and their parents. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448452128
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 11/25/2009
  • Series: Night Before Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 70,380
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: AD660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.20 (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 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."

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  • Posted December 31, 2014

    Want the perfect book to help ring in the New Year?  Well look n

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2014

    Great.

    All the Night Before books by Natasha Wing are excellent! Written in the C. Clement Moore, Twas the Night Before Christmas", these books are great - a special way to celebrate a special day (birthdays, New Years, Valentine's Day, Easter, Summer Vacation, the first day of a school year, etc.)!

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