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Kate and Nate Are Running Late!

Kate and Nate Are Running Late!

Kate Egan, Dan Yaccarino

Feiwel & Friends



Feiwel & Friends

Feiwel & Friends

On Sale: 10/16/2012

ISBN: 9781466818286

36 Pages, Ages 4-7

Being on time is an art—an art most of families have yet to master. From spilling coffee to misplacing keys, we've all dealt with the many things that can derail our morning routines. This humorous depiction of chaotic mornings is oh, so true.

Kate and her two children, Nate, and his older sister, Maddie, have all overslept. How will they EVER make it to school and work on time dressed, fed, and organized?

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Praise for Kate and Nate Are Running Late!

“How refreshing to find a story in which a parent makes a mistake without being turned into a goonish caricature. Children need to know grown-ups make mistakes too; it helps validate their own trial-and-error trajectory. And Egan makes this point felt in an organic way, without pointing it out didactically. Yaccarino's retro illustrations are charming and full of kick.” —New York Times online on Kate and Nate

“This rhyming story humorously details the dreaded weekday-morning routine and its attendant chaos.” —School Library Journal on Kate and Nate

“...should garner knowing laughs from kids and grownups alike.” —Publishers Weekly on Kate and Nate

“Yaccarino's characteristic retro art and Egan's rhyming text work together to heighten the urgency with every page turn. With two cats, one dog, and palpable tension, Kate and her two children scramble to get ready for work and school, but a litany of complications throw them further behind as socks get lost, pets escape, favorite toys are left behind, and characters fall into icy puddles. Bright colors and plenty of white space depict chaos without getting too busy.” —The Horn Book on Kate and Nate


Kate Egan, Dan Yaccarino

KATE EGAN is a freelance book editor. She lives in Brunswick, Maine, with her husband and two kids. Kate and Nate Are Running Late! is her first picture book and an accurate depiction of most mornings in her household.

DAN YACCARINO is the illustrator of The Belly Book and many other children's books. He lives in New York City with his wife and and their two children.

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