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 Totally Tardy Marty
 Author: Perl, Erica S.

 Publisher:  Abrams Books for Young Readers (2015)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 27 cm.

 BTSB No: 710065 ISBN: 9781419716614
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Punctuality -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Marty tries his best to be on time, but a new invention, a giant squid, or something else slows him down every day to the delight of Never Late Kate, but one day Marty needs Kate's help and their unlikely new friendship changes both of their nicknames.

 Illustrator: Krosoczka, Jarrett
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 176706

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (07/15/15)
   School Library Journal (10/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2015 PreS-Gr 2—Marty is always so busy looking at things, inventing Toast-on-a-Rope, and climbing trees on the way to school that he is almost always tardy and caught by "Never-Late Kate, who [thinks] she [is] sooo great." But one morning, Marty gets caught up a tree after his dog knocks the ladder down, and Kate comes to his rescue. Not only that, but she is so busy looking at cloud shapes and birds with Marty that she forgets the time and they both get caught by "Never-Late Nate." However, they decide it was worth it because each has discovered a new friend. Soon Marty becomes "Totally Early Marty" and Kate helps keep him on track. In fact, the friends even make up a list of "Five Points for Perpetual Punctuality." This is a lighthearted story with hilarious cartoon illustrations depicting the delaying antics of Marty, done with ink, watercolor, and acrylics digitally collaged. VERDICT A solid winner for both storytime and lap reading.—Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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