About four days ago, a plane landed in America with a man who claimed to be 2000 years old. Today, that man is visiting a school just like yours to tell the children of the world what it's like to be 2000 years old.
Here are some of the things you will learn:
What did the 2000 Year Old Man use for transportation?
FEAR. You see, an animal would growl at you, and you would go two miles a minute!
What language did the 2000 Year Old Man speak?
Rock. Basic rock. Like, "Hey, don't throw that rock at me! Put that rock away!"
What food did the 2000 Year Old Man eat
Only what was natural and organic. Clouds, stars, rocks. Big things and small things. But we had to be careful of the red ants because a few live ones on your tongue will eat your tongue before you eat them.
Comic geniuses Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner have teamed up once again to bring their beloved 2000 Year Old Man to school. This is one show-and-tell exhibit you're never going to forget!
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What Mel Brooks did to the history of Western civilization on records, he did to film genres in movies like Blazing Saddles, History of the World: Part I, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, Silent Movie, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. He received Academy Awards for The Producers and the animated short The Critic.
created the classic TV comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show, which won 12 Emmy Awards, and also appeared as the intimidating, toupee-topped TV star Alan Brady. Reiner went on to direct such acclaimed comedies as The Thrill of It All, The Jerk, Oh God!, All of Me, Where's Poppa?, Enter Laughing, The Man with Two Brains and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.
Grade 4-8–With this book, the zany antics of the character created by Brooks and Reiner in the '60s are introduced to children. Newly arrived in America, the man answers questions during a school visit about what his life has been like: Back in the old days...Nobody kept time. We just sat around, pointing to the sky, saying, â Oooh! Hot! Whoa!' We didn't even know it was the sun!' He skims across the centuries, giving hilarious explanations and insights into history. For example, the handshake and dancing both started because of fear: A handshake was a way to see if a fellow had a rock or a dagger....a STONE or a MARBLE that the other person could STICK IN YOUR EYE....Dancing is the COMPLETE use of BOTH hands, plus you keep the feet busy so the person can't kick you! He knew Robin Hood (Lovely man), King Arthur (There was no ROUND table...it was really...OVAL...), and Einstein (He was good). Children will laugh over his explanations of how Murray invented fire, and how cling peaches are good for diarrhea. The colorful cartoon illustrations are wild, with main characters who look exactly like Reiner and Brooks, and supportive figures with superbly rendered, expressive faces. Using close-up and panoramic perspectives, Bennett captures the story's tenor perfectly. Silly plays on words, slapstick humor, energized artwork, and the accompanying CD will make this a popular choice.–Lee Bock, Glenbrook Elementary School, Pulaski, WI
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Book Description IBOOKS, INC., 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060766778
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