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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School...

Davide Cali, Benjamin Chaud


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First, some giant ants steal breakfast.

Then there are the evil ninjas, massive ape, mysterious mole people, giant blob, and countless other daunting (and astonishing) detours along the way to school. Are these excuses really why this student is late? Or is there another explanation that is even more outrageous than the rest? From Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud, the critically acclaimed author/illustrator team behind I Didn't Do My Homework Because . . . comes a fast-paced, actionpacked, laugh-out-loud story about finding the way to school despite the odds—and the unbelievable oddness!

Praise For A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School...

"A series of hilariously surreal situations."--Kirkus Reviews

"It's not until the clever turn on the last page that readers realize just how brave and truthful the boy narrator has been all along."--The Boston Globe

"Delightful.. a valuable addition for all libraries."-School Library Connection

"A whimsical romp."--School Library Journal

"Imaginative high jinks, highly entertaining."--Booklist

Chronicle Books, 9781452131689, 44pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

About the Author

Benjamin Chaud is a well-known French author and illustrator of more than 60 books, including the New York Times Notable Book The Bear's Song and I Didn't Do My Homework Because . . . He lives in the southeast of France.

Davide Cali is an illustrator, cartoonist, and children's book author. He has published more than 40 books, including I Didn't Do My Homework Because . . . His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. He lives in Paris, France.