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"You're late. Tick! Tock! You must have forgotten to set your clock!" Rhythm and rhyme follow a tardy Mr. Bungles as he races to be on time. From end pages that trace his route to brightly colored angles of each page, this book shouts MOTION and encourages listeners to fill in the rhyme with each turn of the page. Readers will find it might take more than just hopping in a car to travel even a short distance. Mr. Bungles's car won't start-he runs for a train. He misses the train and tries for a bus; it's too crowded. He runs for a van, but the van heads in the wrong direction, and Bungles finally returns via hot-air balloon and unicycle. As his name hints, the errant teacher can't seem to do anything right. Cartoon characters in scenes of collage and mixed media follow Mr. Bungles's efforts to watch the clock and avoid breaking his own rule, "Never, ever, ever be late for school!" A colorful selection for all libraries, this book is also a visually stimulating choice for teachers presenting time and transportation or inspiration for young students as the school year resumes.-Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX
Posted August 30, 2008
What a darling picture book this is! I really loved this book! Mr. Bungles, the teacher, has one rule for his students ¿ never ever be late for school. He oversleeps one morning, and the reader will roar with laughter at the rhyming text, hilarious illustrations, and the modes of transportation that Mr. Bungles uses to get to school on time. Did he make it on time? You'll just have to read this adorable book to find out! This book will teach your child about different vehicles used for transportation you'll have fun helping your child spotting the clock in each illustration so they can see what time it is, and the cleverly written rhyming text will help your child guess the rhyming word before turning to the next page. This book gets a high five from me for fun, for learning, and for having the tables turned on a teacher for a change ¿ every kids' dream! Gayle Jacobson-Huset Managing Editor Stories for Children MagazineWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.