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Late for School With CD (Audio)
by Steve Martin and C. F. Payne


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780446557023
  • ISBN-10: 0446557021
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-08-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

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.)

 
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