I Didn't Do My Homework Because... (Hardcover)

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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?

About the Author

Benjamin Chaud est ne en 1975 dans un petit village des Hautes-Alpes. Apres avoir perdu toutes ses chances de reussir un jour dans la competition de ski, il part faire des etudes de dessin aux Arts appliques de Paris puis aux Arts decoratifs de Strasbourg avec Claude Lapointe. Depuis, il est auteur-illustrateur jeunesse, c'est-a-dire qu'il dessine des elephants de jardin et d'autres creatures sympathiques pour Milan, Bayard, Albin Michel, Actes Sud, Nathan... Il s'oriente de plus en plus vers la bande dessinee, il en fera peut-etre meme une un jour. Il vit a Marseille et travaille dans un atelier avec plein d'illustrateurs et d'illustratrices formidables et essaie d'apprendre le hongrois mais ce n'est pas de la tarte.

Benjamin Chaud is a well-known French author and illustrator of more than 60 books, including the New York Times Notable Book The Bear's Song and I Didn't Do My Homework Because . . . He lives in the southeast of France.

Praise For…

"Brilliant! Genius! Clever in the best way possible!"--Books4YourKids

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"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."--Booklist

"Packed with overlapping images and detail. which will encourage careful observation and conversation."-School Library Journal

"Once readers pick it up, it's unlikely they'll put it down until it's finished. Especially if there's homework to be done."--Travis Jonker, 100ScopeNotes, a School Library Journal blog

"Even children who don't yet have homework will long to try out a few of these wild explanations for themselves."--Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452125510
ISBN-10: 1452125511
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: March 4th, 2014
Pages: 44
Language: English