I Didn't Do My Homework Because

I Didn't Do My Homework Because

eBook - 2014
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A humorous story about the absurd excuses for not doing homework.
Publisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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SPL_Childrens Sep 15, 2014

“Fact or fib?” is the question your teacher might ask after hearing yet another excuse for unfinished homework!

Davide Cali’s book may be small in size but it provides some very tall tales to offer as excuses to skeptical teachers, as well as some tips for inventing new homework excuses.

Could you finish your homework if an airplane full of monkeys suddenly landed in your yard, if Vikings attacked your house, if giant lizards invaded your neighbourhood, or if your sister’s rabbit chewed up all your pencils and workbooks? Of course not!

If you and your brother were kidnapped by a circus, or by a UFO, how could your teacher possibly expect you to even think of your homework?

Perhaps you very generously gave all of your pencils to Robin Hood, or a tornado swept up all your books. Perhaps your mom’s prize carnivorous plant ate your homework.

The possibilities are endless!

While students should remember that their excuses should be somewhat believable and that each should not be used more than once, teachers should remember that sometimes “Truth is stranger than fiction!”

Children will chuckle at this completely nonsensical book, enhanced by artist Benjamin Chaud’s droll illustrations.

forbesrachel Jul 23, 2014

Didn't do your homework? Never fear. Use this guidebook of excuses to wheedle your way out of your teach troubles. Be warned though, for each, although an infallible reason, can only be used once. This silly book starts out simply with a teacher asking her student why he didn't complete his assignment. The boy then precedes to list a series of far-fetched excuses including: an attack from vikings, a variation on the dog ate my homework one, and plenty of other funny ideas. Many of the excuses are beyond reasonable, so the artist plays this attitude up with an expressionistic style. Characters and creatures look like they came out of a child's imagination. Their strange appearance also suggests that this guidebook was fictionally written by a child. No wonder it does the little boy no good. Unfortunately for the boy, this teacher did her homework though, having read the same resource the boy did. After all this it just goes to show that it is best to do one's homework.

PPLPreschool Jun 02, 2014

Hilarious! My 10yr. old loved it, even though it's in the picture book section. Only thing wrong is he wished it was longer. Would be great for teachers to read at the beginning of school year; maybe have students make up their own silly excuse.

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