Davide Cali is the author of I Didn't Do My Homework Because . . . and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School . . . An illustrator, cartoonist, and children's book author, Cali has published more than 40 books including The Bear and the Sword, I Can't Wait, and the Dad that Measured Up. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. He lives in Italy and France. Benjamin Chaud is the illustrator of I Didn't Do My Homework Because . . . and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School . . . Chaud has illustrated more than 60 books, including the critically-acclaimed Pomelo series, Farewell Floppy, The Bear's Song, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and the sequels, The Bear's Sea Escape and The Bear's Surprise. He lives in the South of France.
"Even children who don't yet have homework will long to try out a few of these wild explanations for themselves."--Publishers Weekly A Junior Library Guild Selection "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 "Brilliant! Genius! Clever in the best way possible!"--Books4YourKids "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 "Chaud's illustrations, reminiscent of Edward Gorey, are as imaginative as the excuses."--USA Today, ***1/2 out of four star review