About four days ago, a plane landed in America with a man who claimed to be 2000 years old. Today, that man is visiting a school just like yours to tell the children of the world what it's like to be 2000 years old.
Here are some of the things you will learn:
What did the 2000 Year Old Man use for transportation? FEAR. You see, an animal would growl at you, and you would go two miles a minute!
What language did the 2000 Year Old Man speak? Rock. Basic rock. Like, "Hey, don't throw that rock at me! Put that rock away!"
What food did the 2000 Year Old Man eat Only what was natural and organic. Clouds, stars, rocks. Big things and small things. But we had to be careful of the red ants because a few live ones on your tongue will eat your tongue before you eat them.
Comic geniuses Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner have teamed up once again to bring their beloved 2000 Year Old Man to school. This is one show-and-tell exhibit you're never going to forget!
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||10.32(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.33(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
What Mel Brooks did to the history of Western civilization on records, he did to film genres in movies like Blazing Saddles, History of the World: Part I, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, Silent Movie, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. He received Academy Awards for The Producers and the animated short The Critic.
created the classic TV comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show, which won 12 Emmy Awards, and also appeared as the intimidating, toupee-topped TV star Alan Brady. Reiner went on to direct such acclaimed comedies as The Thrill of It All, The Jerk, Oh God!, All of Me, Where's Poppa?, Enter Laughing, The Man with Two Brains and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.
Carl Reiner created and costarred as Alan Brady in the classic, multiple EmmyAward-winning The Dick Van Dyke Show and later began directing major feature film comedies, including The Jerk, Oh, God?, AII of Me, Where's Poppa, and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. He recently was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame and, with Mel Brooks, won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album of the Year for The 2000 Year OId Man in the Year 2000. He lives in Los Angeles.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had purchased this book to read to my 4 & 6 year old. My initial thought was something along the lines of education/ biblical and historical. The actuality was that it's a lighthearted book poking fun of cavemen. My kids loved it, but because they're so young, they didn't understand the fictional writing. So, our first read-along was more of a lecture of how it's not real. The story is very creative, funny, and cute. The illustrations are definitely worth looking at as well. I strongly recommend this for children at least 7 or 8.