The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

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by Natasha Wing, Mike Lester
     
 

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It's December 23, and Christmas is just around the corner. But one family is having trouble getting its act together. Once again, Natasha Wing follows the rhythms and meter of Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem, yet gives it her own entirely original twist.

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It's December 23, and Christmas is just around the corner. But one family is having trouble getting its act together. Once again, Natasha Wing follows the rhythms and meter of Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem, yet gives it her own entirely original twist.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-In this contemporary send-up of Clement C. Moore's poem, a family overwhelmed by holiday preparations comes to realize that "Christmas is about love./And we have quite enough." Energetic, exaggerated cartoon illustrations accompany the lengthy, unevenly rhymed text, which scans awkwardly and does not easily lend itself to sharing aloud. Readers searching for the true meaning of Christmas will want to look elsewhere.-S. P. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448428727
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Night Before Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,266,756
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 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 the Night before Christmas (Reading Railroad Books) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Kmh952 More than 1 year ago
This was a cute story... more for the adult parent of small children than the child. I think most busy parents would relate to the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has become a Christmas favourite!
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oregon_sundevil More than 1 year ago
I stumbled across this one Christmas and it is a very cute story to enjoy with your kids. It reads to the pattern of the 'Night before Christmas' but with a fun modern twist of the chaos of shopping and getting ready for the holiday with only days left. If you are looking for just a fun holiday book for you kids with nice illustrations then make sure and add this one to your collection.