"Not last night but the night before" someone came knocking at my door. Now, that someone at first is three black cats but it changes to Little Bo Peep and Little Miss Muffet. They just keep on coming. Three blind mice and Jack and Jill roll in and watch out for the farmer's wife and those mice with the dark glasses. Then, who should knock, but Goldilocks. This young child just keeps opening that door to surprise after surprise and they're all in a big, tearing hurry and carrying gifts. Oh, it is a magical night and an evening to remember. Wonderful rhymes and simply drawn faces with colorful clothing keep the book just right for the younger listeners.
32 pages 978-0763644208 Ages 3-6
Editor's note: Great read aloud for story time
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
"A little boy’s unexpected guests look oddly familiar in this fanciful ode to birthdays — and big imaginations.
NOT LAST NIGHT BUT THE NIGHT BEFORE, THREE BLACK CATS CAME KNOCKING AT THE DOOR.
And before you know it, the man in the moon is knocking, followed by three little pigs, Little Bo-peep, Miss Muffet, and many more visitors, all in a rush. But where are they going so willy-nilly, gifts in hand? Colin McNaughton’s energetic rhymes, whimsically illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, transform one child’s quiet night into a celebration full of beloved fairy-tale characters."--from the publisher