Playwright Ackerman Pens New Children's Book, "The Lonely Phone Booth"

Peter Ackerman — who penned the play Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight — has written a new children's book, "The Lonely Phone Booth," which is now available from David R. Godine Publishing.

Recommended for children ages four-eight, the 32-page hardback tome features illustrations by Max Dalton.

The new book is described as such: "This is the story of one of the last remaining phone booths in New York City, the Phone Booth on the corner of West End Avenue and 100th Street. Everyone used it from ballerinas and girl scouts, zookeepers and birthday clowns, to cellists and even secret agents! The Phone Booth was so beloved that people would sometimes wait in line to use it. Kept clean and polished, the Phone Booth was proud and happy...until the day a businessman strode by and shouted until a shiny silver object, 'I'll be there in ten minutes!' Soon everyone was talking into these shiny silver things, and the Phone Booth stood alone and empty, unused and dejected."

Peter Ackerman also penned the revisions to the book of the 2006 revival of The Pajama Game. He also co-wrote the screenplays for the films "Ice Age" and "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs."

"The Lonely Phone Booth," priced $12.71, is available by clicking here.

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