I Didn't Do My Homework Because...
Written by Davide Cali
Illustrated by Benjamin Chaud
Chronicle Books, 2014. Unpaged easy reader.
A teacher asks her young pupil, "So, why didn't you do your homework?" The child rattles off dozens of excuses for not doing it. They range from "An airplane full of monkeys landed in our yard," to "A tornado swept up all of my books!" In every detailed illustration, the student looks as though he is desperately trying to do his work.In the end, he wonders why the teacher doesn't believe him. The answer is surprising and funny. This is a must-read for all first graders!