Happy Book Birthday: THE NIGHT BAAFORE EASTER Plus Giveaway

And a one…and a two…

Time to sing!



Written by Dawn Young

Illustrated by Pablo Pino

Published by Worthy Kids (2021)

Have you read Dawn’s first book in this series? THE NIGHT BAAFORE CHRISTMAS? I know Easter is coming up BAAFORE Christmas, but you really need to read that one also.

Here the trailer for THE NIGHT BAAFORE EASTER:

This book has so many layers: Counting, Easter, humor, rhyme, and awesome illustrations!

Count the sheep — and the laughs — in this hilarious follow-up to picture book The Night Baafore Christmas. With sheep misbehaving all over the house, will Bo get to sleep before the Easter Bunny comes?
In this humorous tale of an Easter Eve gone wrong, Bo just wants to fall asleep so Easter Day — and the Easter Bunny — will come faster. But when he tries counting sheep, the sheep get bored and scatter, and chaos ensues: “Sheep 5 juggles eggs, tossing ten in the air. He misses. They crash and get crushed in Bo’s hair.” Children can count along with Bo as he finds the 10 mischievous sheep misbehaving throughout the house. With a house full of sheep and a mess to clean, will Bo get to sleep before the Easter Bunny comes?
Find out in this hilarious story of a night before Easter gone wrong. With exuberant verse and comical illustrations, this book will have children begging for repeat readings.

Here’s a bit about the talented author, Dawn Young:

Dawn graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and later with an MBA.  For years, Dawn worked as an engineer and then as a manager at a large aerospace company, until her creative side called her to pursue her dream of writing children’s books. Her books include Counting Elephants, The Night Baafore Christmas, The Night Baafore Easter, The Night Baafore the First Day of School (June 2021),  and title to be announced, coming fall 2021. 

Dawn is also a math enthusiast. When she’s not busy writing and reading, she can be found doing math problems, sometimes just because… In high school, Dawn’s dream was to have a math equation named after her, but now, she believes having her name on the cover of books is a million times better!

Dawn lives with her husband, three children and golden retriever in sunny Arizona. She is an active member of SCBWI and many other children’s writing groups.




And here’s a bit about brilliant illustrator Pablo Pino:

Pablo Pino was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He grew up watching cartoons, playing football and drawing a lot. These days, he doesn´t watch as much TV and only plays football once a week, but still has the joy of painting every day. Why? Because, for the last 10 years, he‘s been working as a professional illustrator for different print media. What he enjoys the most is illustrating books for children and teenagers. Besides the 40 published books Pablo’s illustrated, among novels and tales he also does characters designs, board games and collaborate on designs for schoolbooks and magazines with various worldwide publishing companies. Pablo is self-taught and his illustrations are mostly computer drawn, but he always adds textures that he makes with pencils, crayons, acrylics and pretty much any material that lets him get messy like when he was a child.




For a chance to win a copy of this read-it-again book, please leave a comment – what do YOU count when you can’t sleep? If you share the post on social media, you get extra tickets in the giveaway hat.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. I’ll be back on Friday to celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day with two diverse books from an Inuit publisher.

38 thoughts on “Happy Book Birthday: THE NIGHT BAAFORE EASTER Plus Giveaway

  1. I’ve had a sneak peek of this awesome book. It is lyrical and fun – perfect to read on the night before Easter!! Thanks for a great post. The adorable book trailer is the best.


  2. I love the trailer for this–so funny!! And I think my own kiddo has a similar dream as you did back in h.s., relating to having a math equation named for her–I say, never give up on your dreams! 🙂


  3. Dear Dawn, Thank you for this cute book and the theme of sleeplessness….hits us all. I try to count who I love and who loves me….rather than worries.


  4. The NIght Baafore Christmas was so much fun. I’m glad to hear that more adventures are on the way for Bo and his messy, mischievous flock! (Oh, and when I can’t sleep, I usually say the alphabet backwards.) I’m sharing this on Twitter.


  5. This is such a fun book! I checked it out from my library a few weeks ago and immediately added it to my wish list. Love the humor, rhyme, and illustrations! And now I want to read The Night Baafore Christmas. 🙂


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