The Night Before Kindergarten

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448425009
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/28/2001
Series: Night Before Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 4,953
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About 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 Kindergarten 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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?
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
dimples32 More than 1 year ago
Reading it is like 'The Night Before Christmas' So cute.
tracystewart on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book to share with little ones who are coming to Kindergarten.
ShortyK on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed sharing this story with my nephew Jason, who started Kindergarten this year. at his age it helped to hear what might happen and to see the colorful pictures of how the parents and children went step by step to get ready then go to the first day.
fudge9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute book that helps students ease fears about beginning kindergarten. Students will enjoy the rhyming text and bright pictures. Teachers will be able to share this book with the class and begin discussion among the class about how each child got ready for school on the first day of school.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This cute story is written to the rhythms of the poem "'Twas the night before Christmas." It talks about the kids getting ready, dreaming of school supplies, going and leaving their blankies, and having a great time. At the end of this poem, in fact, we find it's the parents who have a problem leaving, but the teacher sends them away after one final hug on the classroom's magical rug.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. My son has liked this being read to him.
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MImanMI More than 1 year ago
Good for little ones starting off on that big day
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CandRMom More than 1 year ago
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.
alcush More than 1 year ago
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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AshleyTX More than 1 year ago
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.
Candy06 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An awesome book for kids entering kindergarten!