Late for School

Late for School


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ISBN-13: 9780446557023
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Steve Martin is a legendary writer, actor, and performer. His film credits include Father of the Bride, Parenthood, The Spanish Prisoner, and Bringing Down the House, as well as Roxanne, L.A. Story, and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He's won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammys for comedy albums. In addition to a play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, he has written a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, and a bestselling novella, Shopgirl, which was made into a movie. His work appears frequently in The New Yorker and The New York Times.


Beverly Hills, California

Date of Birth:

August 14, 1945

Place of Birth:

Waco, Texas


Long Beach State College; University of California, Los Angeles

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Late for School 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
How many times have you ever been late for school? Dreaded what the teacher was going to do to you or what they were going to stay to your parents? In this humorous and wonderfully illustrated hardcover book, Late For School by Steve Martin is bound to entertain your children. It's accompanied by a wonderful CD featuring Steve Martin playing his banjo along with the whimsical and rhyming lyrics of just how one little boy tries to make it to school on time. He tries flying, jumping over pink garden flamingos, and avoiding the barking dogs all in an attempt to make it to school before the bell rings at 8am. The author, Steve Martin, as you remember from Saturday Night Live and Cheaper By The Dozen is the talent behind this newest book. I love the illustrations which alone tell the story of just how many obstacles one boy is faced with in trying to rush to school. I was provided with a copy of the book compliments of Hachette Book Group for my honest review and love it! It easily rates a perfect 5 out of 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this one for my grandson. The writing is clever and catchy. The illustrations are perfect for a kids book. Excellent. The kind of books I love to buy for children. Enjoy reading it to my grandson. Fun!
karafrib on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Steve Martin brings his brand of humor to Late for School. The main character of the story wakes up one morning, and realizes that he has missed his alarm and will be late for school. He quickly thinks of all of the consequences of being late, from disappointing his parents to getting bad grades. He proceeds to get ready for school in record time, and then goes on a whirlwind trip to try to make it to his seat before the bell. His journey starts with tearing down the stairs and accidentally knocking into his grandma, making her face fall into a pie. He scales fences, dodges swimming pools, and even hangs a ride on a kite to reach his destination in time. ¿Up so high I see the School/8AM that¿s the rule/Flying slowly time is marking/Down below the dogs are barking.¿ The perky narrator arrives a whole two minutes before the bell only to find that it¿s Saturday.Many of the rhymes in this book are a bit of a stretch, but they are made up for with illustrations by C.F. Payne that match the goofy lilt of the book. The neighborhood Payne depicts is instantly familiar¿it could be anywhere in the United States. The subject of the book is one that is a universal understanding by all students, and will be popular with children. There are fun plays with certain words, such as when the narrator is floating down on the kite. The word ¿down¿ actually goes down across the page. This would be a fun read-aloud, but the best part is that the whole book is actually a song, and it comes complete with a CD of it being sung by Steve Martin. Recommended for grades K-5.
Booklady123 on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Late for School by Steve Martin is a funny rendering of the classic yarn about waking up thinking you are late for school. In the rush to get to school on time, the young boy, jumps a fence, encounters a swimming pool and catches a ride on a kite, making it to school with just a few minutes to spare only to discover that there is no school because it¿s SATURDAY! Martin¿s trademark humor translates well to children. The illustrations by C. F. Payne are a great companion to the story. Also included is a CD of Martin playing the banjo and singing the story. Both the book and the CD are perfect ¿read alouds¿ that students and adults alike will love.Recommended for Kindergarten and up.Mrs. Archer¿s rating: 5 of 5
kdweber on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Good artwork, weak/predictable storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How cheap can you get? It's the cover and the table of contents......
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Businessbookjunkie More than 1 year ago
Beautifully illustrated and silly book by Steve Martin of a little boy and his quirks. Great for reading to the grandkids.
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