A WEEK OF CHILDREN’S EASTER BOOKS
The Night Before Easter
Author: Natasha Wing
Illustrated: Kathy Couri
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (1999)
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: P-3
One of my day care favorites was The Night Before Easter. Actually, they loved all the Night Before books.
“Twas the night before Easter, just before dawn, Not a creature was stirring out on the lawn.” The Easter bunny takes center stage in this delightful spin on Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem that will send families hopping to the bookstore for an Easter treat sweeter than any sugar plum!
A good choice for public school or daycares as there are no religious references in this book. It is a fun read with a twist on the Night Before rhyme. Children will be engrossed in the illustrations as well.
From the Author
This is the first book in my Night Before series – the one that started it all!
I wrote this story because I love Easter, and when I was a kid, waiting for the Easter Bunny to come was just as exciting as waiting for Santa Claus. So I wrote a bedtime story for those kids like me.
About the Author
Natasha Wing was born in Connecticut and now lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. After graduating from Arizona State University, 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 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.”