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ISBN13: 9780446557023
ISBN10: 0446557021
Condition: Accompanying Material Missing
Dustjacket: Standard
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Publisher Comments:

Getting to school has never been quite this difficult — or hilarious. Celebrated writer and performer Steve Martin and dynamic artist C. F. Payne (illustrator of John Lithgow's children's books) have teamed up to tell a story of the adventure, danger, and laughs of the journey to school. Enclosed with the book is a CD of Martin on banjo and vocals, singing the book's story with a bluegrass twist.

Undoubtedly a new classic for readers of all ages, Late to School is the perfect gift to be read — and listened to — again and again.

Review:

"Comedian Martin's (The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!) album of banjo songs won a Grammy last year; 'Late for School,' one of the songs, is included here on a CD. In printed form, without Martin's inimitable delivery, the lyrics read a little raggedly ('Woke up this morning/ Clock said I was late for school/ Teacher told me that's not cool/ Gotta put my shirt and pants on'), but in Payne's (Turkey Bowl) hands, Martin's goofy verse achieves its comic impact on a cinematic scale. The boy's eyebrows shoot up and his lips purse with wild exaggeration as he jams his legs into his shorts; sporting a baseball jersey and a brush cut, he races downstairs, dashes across a neighbor's swimming pool, his feet and legs a blur as he logrolls a pool toy, then grabs a kite and lands on the football field with minutes to spare. (It's Saturday, of course.) Kids will relish Martin's subversive madness — especially the image of the boy elbowing his grandmother facedown into her pie as he rockets out of the house. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Celebrated writer and performer Martin and artist Payne team up to tell a story of the adventure, danger, and laughs of the journey to school. Enclosed is a CD of Martin on banjo and vocals, singing the book's story with a bluegrass twist. Full color.

About the Author

Steve Martin is one of today's most talented performers. He has had huge success as a film actor, with such credits as Cheaper by the Dozen, Father of the Bride, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story, and many others. He has won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammys for his comedy albums. In addition to his bestselling novel The Pleasure of My Company and a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, he has also written a play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. He lives in Los Angeles.

C. F. Payne has illustrated more than a dozen picture books, including the Texas Bluebonnet winner Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy and Turkey Bowl, both written by Phil Bildner. He also illustrated the New York Times bestsellers The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawber, both by John Lithgow. He teaches at the Columbus College of Design, where he is the chair of the Illustration Department. C.F Payne lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife and children.

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P.M. Bradshaw, August 21, 2012 (view all comments by P.M. Bradshaw)
A children’s book, told in rhyme, with illustrations by C.F. Payne.

The text of this book is/are actually the lyrics of a song by the same name by Martin, appearing on his 2009 bluegrass album The Crow: New Songs for the Five String Banjo. It’s a fun, jokey little song, and it makes for a fun, jokey little book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446557023
Author:
Martin, Steve
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Illustrator:
Payne, C. F.
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Children's songs, English - United States
Subject:
Songs
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.00x8.70x.50 in. 1.10 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Grand Central Publishing - English 9780446557023 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Comedian Martin's (The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!) album of banjo songs won a Grammy last year; 'Late for School,' one of the songs, is included here on a CD. In printed form, without Martin's inimitable delivery, the lyrics read a little raggedly ('Woke up this morning/ Clock said I was late for school/ Teacher told me that's not cool/ Gotta put my shirt and pants on'), but in Payne's (Turkey Bowl) hands, Martin's goofy verse achieves its comic impact on a cinematic scale. The boy's eyebrows shoot up and his lips purse with wild exaggeration as he jams his legs into his shorts; sporting a baseball jersey and a brush cut, he races downstairs, dashes across a neighbor's swimming pool, his feet and legs a blur as he logrolls a pool toy, then grabs a kite and lands on the football field with minutes to spare. (It's Saturday, of course.) Kids will relish Martin's subversive madness — especially the image of the boy elbowing his grandmother facedown into her pie as he rockets out of the house. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Celebrated writer and performer Martin and artist Payne team up to tell a story of the adventure, danger, and laughs of the journey to school. Enclosed is a CD of Martin on banjo and vocals, singing the book's story with a bluegrass twist. Full color.
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