Late for School
Follow the rollicking, surreal adventures of a young boy as he races to get to school on time.
Smitty is never late for school. Not when his shoes get stuck in a sea of thick, black tar. Not when the sky rains snowmen down on the city streets. Not when he uses his coat for a sail to catch a gale and is swallowed up by a whale. Or when he encounters a robot from Mars eating up cars…or a very, very hungry T. Rex!
With rhyming language and a vivid imagination, author Mike Reiss demonstrates that, for some children, getting to school on time can be an adventure. Illustrator Michael Austin’s humorous, exaggerated images colorfully bring to life the mischievous fun of the text. The surprise ending will delight young readers as they cheer on Smitty and his heroic efforts to beat the school bell.
Santa's Eleven Months Off
What does Santa do with his hard-earned vacation time? The same stuff you would do—and a whole lot more!
In this uproarious tale, Santa recovers from a hectic December by embarking on an hilarious campaign of adventure and self-improvement—from sumo wrestling to international espionage to continuing education (including Elf Esteem and Basic Reindeer Labor Laws). But no matter where he goes or what he does, he’s still our beloved Santa Claus. So, thanks, Santa, for all your hard work. Go ahead and take the rest of the year off!
With popular author and Simpsons writer Mike Reiss’ sparkling rhyme scheme and Michael Montgomery’s expressive and energetic oil paintings, this unique, pre-holiday story is perfect for children who are curious about what Santa does all year.