Marco spread his wings out and sat in front of the television. Boring. He sat inside his turtle sandbox and thought about shoveling some sand into his little pail. Boring. He snuggled underneath a BIG pile of clean laundry. Boring. Everything about Marco's life was really "ho hum" and boring. He crammed everything into his closet and almost all his toys were picked up except for his spaceman. Maybe his mom would buy him a toy, but when she came in his room she asked the strangest question. "Marco, have you ever heard of `school?'" Huh? Maybe school was some sort of yummy candy, cookies, cereal, or even chips. Mmmmmm!
Nope. It was supposed to be a place where he learned things, but Marco already "knew a lot of things." Marco's little lunchbox sat next to his car seat on the way to school. He had lots of questions about that school. "How much," he thought to himself, "does the moon weigh?" Now that would be a good one. Marco roamed around the playground testing things out and even stepped on some gum. Yuk! Was this what school was all about? Boring. Finally when all the other children arrived Mrs. Peachtree brought them into class and began her lessons, but Marco spotted a spaceman on the bookcase. "Yakkety yakkety yak," went the teacher. Boring. He could be famous, but first he had to figure out how to get to the moon!
This is the wild and wacky story of Marco, a "boy" with a vivid imagination. Of course once Marco goes to kindergarten he is no longer bored, but rather is off in a world of his own. He's quite the daydreamer as he imagines the headlines announcing that he's a world hero and "billions cheer." Like many preschoolers who haven't attended any kind of school he is rather self-centered, but soon he begins to notice the other children, even as his imagination runs wild. Marco subtly find that the world doesn't revolve around him and, in the end, abandons all hope of reaching the moon and finds something even more special. The artwork is bright, bold, and has that humorous touch that makes this book extra super duper appealing. If you have a youngster who will soon be heading off to school, they may want to meet Marco first!