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White Ravens 2013 Award Winner.

"Youngsters will delight in Neel’s fantastic excuses... The illustrations, a collage of tinted photographs and art, provide an appropriately surreal backdrop" -Kirkus Reviews

"Art and text – intertwined with balanced whimsy – imbue Neel’s tall tales with colorful energy and unlimited creativity." - BookDragon, Smithsonian Asian Pacific America
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Tara Books (first published May 8th 2012)
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The stories Neel tells as excuse for his departure from intentions are as colorful as Gabrielle Manglou’s illustrations. Neel finds himself at an end of a week’s worth of excuses with the optimism that the next week is a new one; only instead of hoping he will be good and do as he says, we look forward to what excuses he’ll come up with next.

Realist images are abstracted in mixed-media collage reflect Anushka Ravishankar’s text wherein Neel’s fancy is pieced among the familiar. Both Ravishankar
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I loved this book of outlandish excuses for everyday of the week. It reminds me of a child I know.
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Anushka Ravishankar, a mathematics graduate, has made a name for herself internationally as an Indian children’s writer, with over 10 books of verse, fiction and non-fiction. Her special talent is in the area of nonsense verse, where she brilliantly adapts this difficult genre to Indian English usage, without a false note. Anushka Ravishankar can be said to have pioneered the Indian English nonsen ...more