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The Resource I didn't do my homework because..., Davide Cali ; illustrations by Benjamin Chaud

I didn't do my homework because..., Davide Cali ; illustrations by Benjamin Chaud

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I didn't do my homework because...
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I didn't do my homework because...
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Davide Cali ; illustrations by Benjamin Chaud
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I did not do my homework because..
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Language
eng
Summary
Provides humorous and absurd excuses for not doing homework, from being abducted by aliens to lending all the pencils to Robin Hood
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Review
  • Chaud's crabbed pen-and-ink drawings give a distinctly Gothic sensibility to Cali's (The Bear with the Sword) sly collection of homework excuses. The narrator, a boy dressed in a suit and tie, negotiates with his teacher. "An airplane full of monkeys landed in our yard," he tries. Chaud (The Bear's Song) draws an army of monkeys invading the boy's study, swinging from the light, mussing his hair, and scattering his papers. "Elves hid all of my pencils," he offers. Things look good at first—the boy is in his place at his desk, his book open in front of him—but closer inspection reveals two giddy elves underneath the desk with pencils sticking out of their ears and noses. "Giant lizards invaded my neighborhood," the boys says, as a huge alligator holds a school bus in its jaws, and a lizard nabs the boy's homework with its sticky tongue. The other 20 or so excuses and their illustrations are equally entertaining. Even children who don't yet have homework will long to try out a few of these wild explanations for themselves. Ages 6–9. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed December 23, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 51, p)
  • (The following is a combined review for I DIDN&#39 and T DO MY HOMEWORK BECAUSE...)Who doesn't want to learn new excuses for unfinished assignments? That's just what this title offers—26 outlandish solutions to that "What to say?" dilemma. When a boy is questioned by his teacher about the missing homework, he thinks fast. The ideas fire in rapid succession, from being attacked by Vikings and hiding escaped convicts in his bedroom to giving his pencils to Robin Hood and sacrificing workbooks to heat his home. Chaud's ink-and-watercolor scenes vary from single- to double-page spreads, with simpler compositions than in The Bear's Song (2013), although there are some crowd scenes, as when the "famous director asked to use my bedroom to shoot his new movie." Cowboys, Indians on horseback and glamorous women make themselves at home, surrounded by the railroad track and film crew. Shades of red and green dominate the palette, lending a sense of uniformity to an otherwise diverse range of settings and characters. The combination of the boy's formal attire—a dark suit and bright red tie—and his long, unruly hair casts uncertainty as to his veracity, until the teacher pulls out the book from behind her back to reveal the same one in readers' hands; the game is up. Ultimately, "list" books wear thin, and this is no exception. It will likely be passed around, but repeated readings are not particularly rewarding. (Picture book. 5-9)(Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10282169
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cali, Davide
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chaud, Benjamin
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True
Series statement
Henry books (Davide Cali)
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homework
  • Homework
Target audience
juvenile
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I didn't do my homework because..., Davide Cali ; illustrations by Benjamin Chaud
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052359916
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781452125510
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
I didn't do my homework because..., Davide Cali ; illustrations by Benjamin Chaud
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052359916
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781452125510
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
color illustrations

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