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. Aug 21, Douglas Florian rated it it was amazing. I first came across this book in a bookstore. 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.
A I first came across this book in a bookstore. And it's all drawn with a look from the 19th century, including the font, Modern How's that for an oxymoron? This is my choice for Humorous Children's Book of the Year. Jul 29, Christopher rated it it was amazing Shelves: The kind of illustrations that stay in a child's imagination for a lifetime.
Oct 09, Judy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I so loved this. Must buy a copy. I absolutely love the expressive linework, expert compositions and humour. Jul 06, Haley Shaffer rated it really liked it Shelves: They come up with their own.
Jul 03, Angelina rated it really liked it Shelves: Vackra illustrationer med lite gotisk feeling, vilket jag verkligen gillar. Jan 20, Jala Collins rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. Picture book, for Spanish practice. It had nice simple language and was clear and entertaining.
Jul 19, Dawn rated it really liked it. 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 This book would be really fun to read with my class. 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. Dec 31, marvellings rated it really liked it Shelves: A great gift for grade schooler and grad schooler alike.
Feb 08, Sharni Benson rated it really liked it. 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 i 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. 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.
Mar 20, Romelle rated it liked it Shelves: 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? 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. Dec 22, Jessalyn King rated it it was amazing Shelves: All of these excuses are amazing, but I appreciate the ending the best, when he asks 'why don't you believe me?
Jan 09, Beth rated it liked it Shelves: A fun book to share with students and then encourage them to write their own outlandish excuses. Jul 25, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Funny twist at the end. Sep 05, Dixie Maier rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I gave this book a 3-star rating. The illustrations within this book were eye-catching and keep me drawn in about what would come next.
The only thing that I really enjoyed about this picture book was the ending. But be warned, use each excuse with caution. Mar 09, Julie rated it liked it. Cute, with a slightly twisty ending! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Davide Cali born is a Swiss-born Italian writer of picture books and graphic novels, primarily for children and young adults.
He lives in Italy. His work has been published in twenty-five countries and translated into many languages. Books by Davide Cali. No trivia or quizzes yet. So could you replace today with tomorrow? DonnyB , Dec 11, And I ve heard that sometimes "can" and "could" are not interchangeable. I can answer your question. This implies that I intend to answer it.
I could answer your question. Modals are notoriously difficult to grasp and often the emphasis put in a sentence is as important as the word itself.
Making "rules" sometimes makes them even harder, so looking out for examples and asking about them is essential. He can finish his homework by tomorrow - this sounds like a schoolmaster granting a pupil permission, probably to have what my students used to call an extension - allowing them to hand in work later than previously agreed.
This might be used to suggest that the pupil, in the circumstances under discussion, would be able to have his homework finished by tomorrow.
While I've suggested circumstances in which these things might be said, to give an idea of one possibly appropriate context, I'm not saying that these are the only circumstances in which people might say or write these things.
Greece British English Sussex. You haven't given us nearly enough information in 10, mikeotori. I don't know how to explain this. So I'll write down the entire sentences of this scene. Please don't tease , I eat cheese. You must log in or sign up to reply here.
he could not do his homework help May 20, I am going through hell with my son. He is twelve, and no matter what I do, no matter what my wife or my oldest daughter do, he won’t do his homework.
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When I ask if he has homework, he usually says NO and goes outside to play. In November we heard from school that he was failing — . Dec 11, · He could finish his homework by tomorrow - it would be possible for him to do so. This might be used to suggest that the pupil, in the circumstances under discussion, would be able to have his homework finished by tomorrow.
Your child might forget to do his homework, do his homework but not hand it in, do it sloppily or carelessly, or not study properly for his test. These are just a few ways that kids try to hold onto the little control they have. He is failing because he is getting 0's for not turning in his homework, lying about his homework, losing it between home and school and getting 0's or if he does do it he hurry's through it so fast just to get it finished.