Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Remember those days when you were a kid and you just didn't want to get out of bed? Now that I have a my own children I am quite often reminded of those days. As a matter of fact we were all dragging out of bed last week and I believe someone may have been tardy.
By Steve Martin
Illustrated by C. F. Payne
For ages 4 – 8
A middle school stress dream, "Late for School" is based on the Steve Martin song by the same name. It's fast-paced and full of far-fetched antics. Rated 4 (school, slapstick, moral)
A teen boy wakes up late and makes a mad dash to school. From grandma’s blueberry pie facial to a “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” inspired pool scene, this antic-filled romp to school makes your daily carpool line or bus stop seem quite mundane. You may be familiar with Martin’s comedy, acting, New Yorker commentaries or even his bluegrass music, but now you can introduce him to your children with this picture book. Payne’s illustrations bring a Norman Rockwell flare to this humorous adventure. Although children will giggle, the events are far too fun to inspire them to leave for school on time. So set your alarm a few minutes early and maybe you’ll have time to listen to the accompanying CD on the way to school.