Are you looking for a good book to ring in the new year? The Night Before New Year’s by Natasha Wing is a great one to curl up with on December 31st!
Written in the familiar form of Clement Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas”, the story follows a family’s preparations to celebrate the new year. They purchase decorations, have fun foods, play games, and best of all, they get to stay up late. If you haven’t planned anything yet for your New Year’s celebration you might even get a few ideas!
The rhymes make The Night Before New Year’s a good story for beginning readers and they also make it enjoyable to listen to the story being read aloud. Even your older children will smile at this one because they will remember the first time they tried to stay up until midnight and see in the new year in.
Amy Wummer’s illustrations are fun and bright and will make you chuckle with their details like the expressions of a child who gets to eat three whole cupcakes! As you read further into the story you may see some of the same sleepy looks on the faces of your own children, too!
If you do New Year’s bags, The Night Before New Year’s would be a great choice for one of your bags–and it’s available for the Kindle, too, if you’re a last minute planner! Regardless of how much or little you plan to celebrate, though, this book would be a great addition to your holiday book basket.