Ten-year-old Nate and his neighbour Malika walk to school every morning ... and every morning they want to get to school on time … but no matter what they do, no matter how hard they try, they always get to school late!
Nate and Malika have the most far-fetched, exciting and unbelievable reasons for being late - and they’re all true:
They tamed a huge and hungry carnivorous plant
They were abducted by stinky goblins who live in the sewers
Somehow their crazy adventures always take place in the few blocks between home and school. And, yet again, Nate and Malika have to explain their out-of-this-world story to Principal Prudence, wasn’t born yesterday and she always marks down Nate and Malika as late … again!