The Night Before St. Patrick's Day

The Night Before St. Patrick's Day


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It's the night before St. Patrick's Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they're shocked to find that they've actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold? Natasha Wing's sweet story is once again told in verse to the same meter of Clement Moore's classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448448527
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/22/2009
Series: Night Before Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 135,396
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 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 St. Patrick's Day 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My children loved this book and the others in the series that she wrote. She writes it in similar style to the original "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and for the different major holidays. They have me read them over and over. Highly recommend them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my almost four-year old daughter and I really enjoyed this book - cute story with a St. Patrick's Day theme and a Twas The Night Before Christmas structure. I'd recommend it if you're looking for a book to celebrate the holiday!
elm More than 1 year ago
This book is fun! A great read out loud book that brought giggles and smiles. The writing (for us) is in "sing song" rhyme. The illustrations are colorful and happy.
Beth0204 More than 1 year ago
I love this series by Natasha Wing. It expands on the classic favorite The Night Before Christmas by creating a "night before" story for each holiday. It contains part of the old classics with a new twist. They read with great rhythm, just like the classic, and entertain children while bringing adults back to their childhood. This story is very imaginative and full of fun St. Patrick's Day themes (shamrocks, a pot of gold, etc.). The illustrations are beautifully done and very whimsical. I have bought all these books for my godson and my mother (who is a lower grade teacher and reads them too her kids in the classroom). They are so cute, I may get them for myself too. This book is fun for all.
adaniel11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: FantasyReview: The author stays true to the genre of fantasy by writing a story that is not possible but is also slightly believable. What child wouldn't want to find a leprechaun and spend all night setting traps and other things to try and find him? Yet, the notion of a leprechaun is a fantasy and the basis for this book, not real. Media: Acrylic
VeryBusyMom More than 1 year ago
Used it for a K-1 book club - the kids loved it! They had fun talking about what leprechauns do and making traps - great easy read for kids!
ChristieLynne00 More than 1 year ago
This was a great story for my first-graders! They really enjoyed it's familiar pattern. Fun dialogue, with St. Pats day vocabulary. I will definitely use it again next year!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book in March to get the kids in a festive mood for St. Patrick's Day. It was one of their bedtime stories for several nights that month and they enjoyed it very much. My youngest even asked for green eggs (like "Tim & Maureen" had in the story.)
lapd00duke More than 1 year ago
Good book for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a cute little story, quick and fun for St. Patricks Day
Anonymous More than 1 year ago