The Night Before Summer Vacation

The Night Before Summer Vacation

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by Natasha Wing
     
 

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A little girl and her family are getting ready to go on vacation . . . or at least they are trying to. In the effort to pack everything that will be needed, there's bound to be something overlooked, and what that is provides a funny ending to this meter-perfect "twist" on Clement Moore's classic.

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A little girl and her family are getting ready to go on vacation . . . or at least they are trying to. In the effort to pack everything that will be needed, there's bound to be something overlooked, and what that is provides a funny ending to this meter-perfect "twist" on Clement Moore's classic.

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Children's Literature
An inventive rhyme patterned after "T'was the Night Before Christmas" is the text in this early reader book. The poem is paired with amusing illustrations that will entertain children and keep them coming back for more. The language is descriptive; the pictures capture the hustle and bustle of a family preparing for summer vacation: "Down from the attic our suitcases came, Mom whistled and shouted as if reffing a game: In bathing suits! In flip-flops! In sun block and hats! In flashlight! In lounge chairs! And whistle ball bats! To the top of the pile! To the top of the heap! Now pack away! Pack away! Five layers deep!" Here is a summer story with lots of Christmas spirit. This title is one in the publisher's "Reading Railroad Books" series. 2002, Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin Putnam, Pettenati

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101636947
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/29/2002
Series:
Night Before Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
441,142
Lexile:
AD530L (what's this?)
File size:
21 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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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The Night Before Summer Vacation 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice book! Fun for the kids! Helps the kids to look forward to go out on summer to have fun and enjoy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
momto3kiddos More than 1 year ago
My kids and I love this book. It is fun and catchy and the illustrations are great. Definitely a favorite in our home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My two kids, ages 6 and 3, loved this book with it's easy to read format and catchy verses. It makes packing up for a trip even more exciting.