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Late for School Hardcover – September 8, 2010
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Our 3 year old sings the 'Late for school' song all day, as do I. The kids correct us when we muck it up. My daughter wanted me to get more books and music by Steve Martin because 'he sings better than Hannah Montana'.
We read 25-50 new books a week. We buy the ones we know we'll read many weeks and years to come. The kids have never been so enthusiastic about a book or song. 'Late for School' is their absolute favorite. Payne is a favorite illustrator and a great choice for the book. We all hope that the writer will create more banjo / children's books if only to give us a new song to get stuck in our heads!
Update: Two months later and we still listen 'Late for School' daily. We make up our own lyrics now using the melody for our silly songs that we create throughout the day.
The kids started showing interest in making music and are starting guitar lessons next week. Their singing has improved and increased as well. This new musical interest began with their love for 'Late for School' and I give it and the author full credit and my gratitude.
'Late for School' makes a great gift for boys or girls! Enjoy it.
Illustrations are absolutely delightful. What a nice job !
This would be very cute for maybe 5 - 7 year olds.
Author of 'Fright Flight, Dream Seekers Book One'
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!
Every time I hear this song or see this book I can't help but think of my grandpa who played banjo like Steve Martin and my cousins who always wanted to hear Number 4!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love Steve in almost anything he does, love his writing very much, but this was a little bit of a letdown... Read morePublished 6 months ago by ArtMan
Really enjoyed the banjo accompaniment. SM is such a great talented entertainer.Published 9 months ago by Gloria D Fitch
Was very disappointed in it. The length of it was very short. It wasn't what I expected or paid forPublished on December 26, 2013 by Kathy Oquinn
Purchase for my husband and daughter to read together, he is a big fan of Steve Martin. Very well illustrated, great song.Published on October 25, 2011 by Patti
My daughter is only 5 but after hearing this song played on KidsPlace Live on Sirius - we had to have the book which came with a cd of the song. So funny! Read morePublished on July 16, 2011 by Paula Frantz