Late for School!

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Oh no! Mr. Bungles has overslept and he’s going to be late for school. Teachers aren’t supposed to be late! Poor Mr. Bungles tries rushing off in his car, the train, and even a hot air balloon, but nothing works. The clock is still ticking. What will he try next?

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 1.3
Reading Counts! Points 1.0
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV019000, JUV041000, JUV035000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 390
Guided Reading Level J
ATOS Reading Level 1.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 123225
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed

Author: Stephanie Calmenson

Stephanie Calmenson was an elementary school teacher, children's book editor, and Editorial Director of the Parents Magazine Press before turning to writing full time. Her books have been called "marvelous" (Publishers Weekly), "lyrical" (School Library Journal), "hilarious" (School Library Journal), and "sweet, funny, and right on the mark" (Booklist). Her most popular titles include Dinner at the Panda Palace, a PBS StoryTime Book; The Principal's New Clothes; Late for School!; Welcome, Baby!; and Rosie, A Visiting Dog's Story. She has collaborated on anthologies and chapter books with Joanna Cole, author of the Magic School Bus series, and with Ann Martin creator of The Baby-sitter's Club series.

Illustrator: Sachiko Yoshikawa

Sachiko Yoshikawa has been creating whimsical and vibrant illustrations with collage and mixed media for the past 20 years. She has illustrated numerous books for children including Late for School!



“This laugh-and-a-half book gets its kick from well-structured rhyming text and fruit-colored, in-your-face pictures. Fun for children and teachers alike.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Yoshikawa’s bright, action-packed illustrations add zest to this fast-paced pleaser and include a clock on each page so kids can watch the minutes tick away. This silly, light snack of a tale shows that even teachers can learn a new lesson.”
Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Rhythm and rhyme follow a tardy Mr. Bungles as he races to be on time. From end pages that trace his route to brightly colored angles of each page, this book shouts MOTION and encourages listeners to fill in the rhyme with each turn of the page.”
School Library Journal