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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School by Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud

This is a story of wildly imaginative excuses. A boy is late for school because some giant ants steal breakfast. And a bunch of other reasons — involving evil ninjas, a huge ape, a giant blob, Yeti, mysterious mole people, time travel and dinosaurs. The book is beautifully illustrated by Benjamin Chaud (who brilliantly wrote and illustrated The Bear’s Song and The Bear’s Sea Escape). It’s one of the best new books of the year.