Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat takes listeners on the road trip of a lifetime! "Are we there yet?" Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride-and after listening to this astonishingly inventive new audiobook, you'll never look at being bored the same way again. Let's face it: everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In this audiobook, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward-into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! The boy was just trying to get to his grandmother's birthday party, but instead he's traveling through Ancient Egypt and rubbing shoulders with Ben Franklin. When time flies, who knows where-or when-he'll end up.
by Dan Wakefield
by Kresley Cole
by Dale Carnegie and Associates, Inc.
""The car trip to Grandma's always feels exciting until after the first hour," begins Robert Petkoff in the informative voice of a travel guide. Questioning and mystery enter his tone as he wonders what happens after that hour, "when your brain is bored." Then Petkoff departs from his neutral role to become the squeaky-voiced, complaining back-seat child who issues the classic titular question. On the accompanying CD, Santat's comic illustrations rotate in a spiral to mark changes in the story and the child's emotions. Petkoff animates the tale with a dinosaur roar, alien chatter, and, of course, the continual whine of the bored but imaginative passenger. Illustrations and narration work together well to emphasize the humor. S.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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