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The Night Before First Grade (Reading Railroad) (original 2005; edition 2005)

by Natasha Wing, Deborah Zemke (Illustrator)

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Title:The Night Before First Grade (Reading Railroad)
Authors:Natasha Wing
Other authors:Deborah Zemke (Illustrator)
Info:Grosset & Dunlap (2005), Mass Market Paperback, 32 pages
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The Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing (2005)



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The Night Before First Grade is an interesting and very relate-able book for children in kindergarten and for the beginning of first grade. I liked this book because it gives the children something to relate their real life experiences to. Not only did it show Penny going to her first day of first grade, but it also showed her being separated from her best friend. It also shows children that it's okay to have more than one friend and that they can all be friends instead of keeping their friendships separate. Additionally I enjoyed how the book was written to follow the same rhyme as Twas the Night Before Christmas. It uses the familiarity of the rhyme to draw interest into what is happening in the story and to hold interest in it. The big idea of this book is to show children that even though going to school for the first time may be scary, it can actually be really fun. Also it shows them that they cam meet new people and make new friends who may even like some of the same things they do.
  vfromm1 | Mar 28, 2017 |
First grade is a big deal, and your best friend can make it better, that is unless you and your friend are in different classes.
  CNTZIEG | Mar 21, 2017 |
a little girl is going to her first day of first grade. she's excited but nervous and makes a lot of new friends.
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  TUCC | Jan 17, 2017 |
Penny is nervous to start first grade. It is the night before and she has all these hopes and dreams of what first grade will be like with her best friend.
  taylortrost | Dec 2, 2015 |
For Penny it is the night before the first grade and she is excited. She is going to have her best friend in her class and she hopes they have desks next to each other. However, when they get to school they realized that they are actually going to be in different classroom this year. The morning goes on and Penny makes a friend with a new girl and she cannot wait to show her best friend her new friend. There is a twist and the new girl is a twin, which Penny’s best friend was hanging out with as well.
  kbuffum13 | Apr 13, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0448437473, Paperback)

It’'s the night before the Big Day—-first grade! Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore’s classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise readers —as well as the "heroine" of the story— and help all about-to-be first-graders through their own back-to-school jitters.

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Penny's excitement over the start of first grade turns to sadness when she and her best friend are placed different classrooms, but they make the best of it--and some new friends--in this poem based on "The Night Before Christmas."

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