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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 tHow 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?...

Title : I Didn't Do My Homework Because...
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ISBN : 9781452125510
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 44 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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I Didn't Do My Homework Because... Reviews

  • Susana
    2019-05-08 12:29

    A cute compilation of absurd excuses; also the illustrations are adorable.

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    2019-05-03 17:01


  • Laura
    2019-05-07 09:26

    I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…opens with the age old question --“So, why didn’t you do your homework?”Rather than using the classics like my dog ate my homework or the computer crashed, our no-homework-in-hand youngster comes up with some outlandishly funny and imaginative reasons why he could not get his homework done.Every page is packed with jumbles and swirls of zaniness and movement. The detail in the pictures really stand out in the patterns and faces and animals. From monkeys to armadillos! This kid tries them all! :)My favorite was….”I gave my pencils to Robin Hood.”A fun read that will inspire young readers to spin a few tall tales of their own.Btw…The UFO abduction story never works. No one ever believed me! ;)

  • Jillian Heise
    2019-05-10 11:09

    I can see ways I'd use this as a text to inspire writing in my classroom. In fact, I did! After using this with students, I upped my star rating because of how much they enjoyed it. My 7th & 8th graders ranked this in their Top Ten of picture books used in the school year when we read aloud a picture book every day. When I had them do their own version of this story, they created some of the most fun student writing I've ever read.

  • Mana Asgari
    2019-05-16 11:10

    تصویرسازی: 5 ستاره

  • Jimmakos Gavagias
    2019-04-22 13:12

    Έξυπνη ιδέα !Σίγουρα ένα κάλο βιβλίο για "ανήσυχους" μαθητές στις πρώτες τάξεις του δημοτικού.Πολύ καλή η εικονογράφηση!Θα αγοραστεί 100% για τα βαφτιστήρια μου όταν έρθει η ώρα!

  • Nafiza
    2019-04-27 11:29

    See, I never had this problem. I never gave the teacher absurd reasons for not doing my homework or try to excuse my lack of academic achievement by mentioning alien abductions. My mom was a teacher and when you are a teacher’s kid, you invariably do your homework. Whether you want to or not. I liked school so I mostly wanted to. Except math but that’s a dirty word and I will not mention it henceforth.This little prettily packaged volume gives the desperate underachiever a variety of reasons to offer his teacher for not doing his homework. Admittedly, the reasons are mostly absurd and not very useful in that regard (there really should be a volume that gives legitimate excuses that can be used in these cases; maybe I’ll write one myself someday) but the illustrations are bright and the one fun.The ending, though, makes me raise my eyebrows because it doesn't seem to be in tune with the rest of the book and there is a definite sense of the adult there that I found jarring and unwelcome. Other than that, I liked this.

  • Jenny Ko
    2019-04-25 13:03


  • Erik This Kid Reviews Books
    2019-05-19 17:14

    Students rejoice! No more do you need the old line - ”The dog ate my homework.” This book is stuffed with new and exciting reasons why you didn’t do your homework! In this book you’ll find creative answers for non-homework doing. Like:“I didn’t do my homework because…”giant lizards invaded…my dog got eaten by another dog…rebellious robots…lost armadillos…and much, much more!Just make sure your teacher hasn’t read the same book.Opinion- As a kid, do I really have to tell you why I like this book after the description? Okay, I will. This book is hilarious! Each excuse gets wilder than the next. The book is one that all kids can enjoy. The illustrations are AWESOME! I love the wildness, and I love the kid’s hair. These are magnificent, the style of them is humorous and well-done.Mr. Cali and Mr. Chaud created a hilarious book together. The ending of the book is great (let’s just say his teacher is “on to” the boy). I recommend this to any child who has forgotten their homework, forgets their homework, or will forget their homework or is just too lazy to do it. ;) I don’t recommend this to teachers (for obvious reasons). ;)*NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Mark
    2019-05-21 14:11

    From Publishers Weekly: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.

  • Rachel
    2019-05-19 11:24

    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.

  • Douglas Florian
    2019-05-06 12:14

    I first came across this book in a bookstore. You remember those. I couldn't put it down and started laughing on the spot. Some bookstores have spots, some are spotless. Anyway the humor is spot-on and the illustrations are splendid and filled with whimsical details, like the dog opening one eye to see the elves with pencils filling their faces, or the narrator, along with his homework, rising straight through the roof when he's abducted by aliens, not to mention the details on that Viking ax. And it's all drawn with a look from the 19th century, including the font, 1820 Modern (How's that for an oxymoron?). This is my choice for Humorous Children's Book of the Year.

  • Christopher
    2019-05-05 15:15

    The kind of illustrations that stay in a child's imagination for a lifetime.

  • Judy
    2019-05-13 11:05

    I so loved this. Must buy a copy. The illustrations are GORGEOUS! I absolutely love the expressive linework, expert compositions and humour.

  • Haley Shaffer
    2019-05-20 17:12

    Mentor texts. They come up with their own

  • Angelina
    2019-05-06 10:02

    Very creative!

  • Jala Collins
    2019-05-20 10:04

    Text-to-Self Connection:I really wasn't that fond of this book. The pacing of the story was pretty drawn out and I think that there could have been a better way of bringing out the main idea of the story. However, this book reminds me of a time I didn't do an assignment for school and I tried to come up with various excuses as to why it wasn't completed. Needless to say, I was held responsible and had to pay the consequence for lying and received a bad grade regardless. As George Washington once said, "It is better to make no excuse than a bad one.

  • Laura Gilfillan
    2019-05-18 16:01

    Picture book, for Spanish practice. It had nice simple language and was clear and entertaining. No English translation.

  • Dawn
    2019-04-29 09:11

    This book would be really fun to read with my class. Our school gives homework each day and it is a big topic! I wonder if it would work to read this book early in the year after we have talked about homework needing to be done each day as well as the consequences that go with not doing it. Everyone's pretty keen at first, but it doesn't take too long until issues start to creep up. It would be fun to have the kids pick crazy reasons for homework not getting finished, illustrate it, and have it on the bulletin board. I wonder if we could get rid of some of the excuses by having a funny discussion starting by reading this book.

  • marvellings
    2019-05-10 12:02

    I Didn't Do My Homework Because... is an imagined series of absurd excuses for why the protagonist didn't do his homework. (view spoiler)[Alas, they don't work because it turns out his teacher has read the same book! (hide spoiler)] Perfectly silly, with fantastic illustrations from Benjamin Chaud. A great gift for grade schooler and grad schooler alike.["br"]>["br"]>

  • Sharni Benson
    2019-05-12 16:28

    A great book about a boy coming up with amazingly farfetched excuses for why he didn't do his homework, ending with a bit of a meta-joke, which I'm not sure how I feel about.I love that in the pictures he is trying his darndest to do the homework, but to no avail. When the brother was mentioned I then started looking for him in the context of the family but he only appeared one other time, so I was a little confused, but I guess he is a teenager, so it's understandable that he wouldn't be seen in family activities I guess.

  • Romelle
    2019-05-22 15:06

    I Didn't' Do My homework Because... By Davide Cali is a great guidebook for school children everywhere. Need an excuse for not doing your homework? Look no further. This book offers 26 zany excuses you can pick from. That is pretty much what the book is about. I did chuckle on several of the excuses. I am sure kids will find this book hilarious so for entertainment value and kid appeal, I give it 5 stars. The quirky, fun illustrations by Benjamin Chaud was a nice compliment to the book. Lots of fun.

  • Jessalyn King
    2019-04-28 14:09

    All of these excuses are amazing, but I appreciate the ending the best, when he asks 'why don't you believe me?' And the teacher says, 'because I've read the same book.' The mother and father dealing with all of these catastrophes calmly are great to see.

  • Negar
    2019-04-23 17:00

    نقاشی هاش. :}و آخرش. :)))

  • Beth
    2019-05-06 11:17

    A fun book to share with students and then encourage them to write their own outlandish excuses.

  • Sarah
    2019-05-15 09:00

    Funny twist at the end.

  • Julie
    2019-05-11 14:00

    Cute, with a slightly twisty ending!

  • Marianne
    2019-04-28 12:10

    3.5 stars. The illustrations are marvelous and even a bit Gorey-esque.

  • Linnea
    2019-05-15 14:59

    lovely, detailed illustrations. My girls really liked this one.

  • Mrs. Belding
    2019-05-13 17:04

    I liked the tornados and crazy birds. Michaela. This book was fun. Jeremiah T It was funny because they were attacked by Vikings and dad used a chair to protect him from arrows. Ayden