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I Didn't Do My Homework Because…

I Didn't Do My Homework Because...
by Davide Calì
illustrations by Benjamin Chaud

How many excuses are there for not doing homework? Let us count the ways: Giant lizards invaded the neighborhood. Elves hid all the pencils. And then there was that problem with carnivorous plants.... The excuses go on and on, each more absurd than the next and escalating to hilarious heights. Featuring detail-rich illustrations by Benjamin Chaud, this book is guaranteed to amuse kids and their parents, not to mention anyone who has experienced a slacker student moment—and isn’t that everyone?

"Brilliant! Genius! Clever in the best way possible!"

“Chaud's crabbed pen-and-ink drawings give a distinctly Gothic sensibility to Calì's sly collection of homework excuses.  (…) Even children who don't yet have homework will long to try out a few of these wild explanations for themselves.”
Publisher’s Weekly

"Chaud's illustrations, reminiscent of Edward Gorey, are as imaginative as the excuses."
USA Today, ★★★1/2 out of four star review

"This droll little book can be enjoyed for the cheek of the protagonist, the broad inventiveness of the excuses, and the scale of the whimsical illustrations."

★ The Original Art 2015 – The Society of Illustrators, New York - Selected by Jury

Rights sold:

World: Chronicle Books, 2014
Translated into 21 languages
Nearly 50 editions across the series!
For foreign rights inquiries, please contact Chronicle Books.

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