Monday, April 18, 2011

Ta-dah, Tasha!

My friend, Natasha Wing, has a new book due out May 12. She is the author of this wonderful and award-winning nonfiction picture book:

She's also had amazing success with a variety of of "night before books" and checked in with me to tell me about about her latest: 

Tasha: As the school year nears an end, preschools across the country are gearing up for graduation. I've had schools contact me for signed copies of The Night Before Kindergarten to give to each kid who graduates from their preschool to prepare them for Kindergarten. One district started this tradition more than 5 years ago and has already ordered 185 copies! I'll be signing book plates for them with each child's name on it.

New this May is a companion book
The Night Before Kindergarten - A Sticker Story book with 16 pages of scenes from the book and 75 stickers with which to decorate the pages.

Some schools will be handing out 
The Night Before Kindergarten to incoming students during their open houses, meet the teacher day, or the first day of school.

Kirby: What a great idea, Tasha. These are such attractive books -- love the illustrations and also love the idea of a book to help kids feel less stressed about moving to the big kids' school.
So, Dear Reader, if you're looking for a way to prepare a child in your life for preschool, The Night Before Preschool comes out May 12th. (Tasha also has The Night Before First Grade!) I may have to get one for Winston.

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