Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Night Before New Year's - a bookwrap

Unwrapping truisms for you....

Unwrapping the last book of 2014....

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!

Natasha Wing was born in Connecticut and now lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. After graduating from Arizona State University she then 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 within six months and has been writing children's books and articles ever since. Some of her books have even ended up on bestseller lists, including the wildly popular The Night Before series.

"I'm curious about many things- people, holidays, underdogs, little known historic figures - and translate my excitement for a topic into books for kids to enjoy. Story ideas are popping into my head all the time, so you never know what my next book will be. But that's what's so fun about writing." 

To find out more about Natasha Wing and how to Skype with her go to

Favorite Children's Books: The Polar Express (I have a signed copy!), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Cat in the Hat, The Golden Compass, Harry Potter; Favorite Season: Fall; Favorite Tree: Maple; Favorite Colors: Cranberry red and fuscia pink; Pet: Purrsia the lynx point kitty Professional: Member of Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Children's Book Insider, Northern Colorado Writers

AMY WUMMER is an award-winning children's book illustrator of over fifty titles. She received the Highlights for Children Cover of the Year award in 1998 and 2007, the 2006 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, Highlights for Children Illustrator of the Month award in October 2003 and November 2007, and was a 2002 Gold Medallion Book Award finalist.

Read on and read always!

It's a wrap.

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