Publication Date: June 9, 2020
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Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2
The New York Times bestselling author of The Bad Seed and The Good Egg takes a lighthearted approach to how to respond to the all-too-common claim “It’s not my fault!”
Emotional literacy is embedded in this funny cautionary tale:
Why is your homework so messy?
It’s not my fault! I blame my pen.
Why can’t I read these test answers?
I blame my pen.
Why is your assignment so late?
Um…I blame my pen?
A boy steadfastly refuses to take responsibility for any of his mistakes. He just blames everything on his pen, his backpack, his comb, his pillow—whatever happens to be at hand. For a while, this approach works at home and at school. He’s positively convinced he has it all figured out until…all the inanimate objects rise up and revolt. What can he do when a talking pen and talking backpack decide to rebel?
The #1 New York Times bestselling picture-book author Jory John encourages kids to accept responsibility while keeping the laughs coming in this fun-filled tale.
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