Tim is not at a loss for excuses. In fact, he is in desperate need of excuses—every day of the week. On Monday, because he’s late for school. On Tuesday, because he forgets his socks. On Wednesday, because he brings home a dog instead of the shopping. That’s the way it works all through the week until Sunday, although every week Tim resolves not to mess up again.

This turns out to be a blessing for all those who get to hear his fantastic excuses!

Anushka Ravishankar, a star among the children’s book authors in India, spins rhyming tales of clock hands that suddenly change direction, of elephants who stop the traffic and of impeccable homework that suddenly makes off on two legs.

Susanne Straßer draws a gorgeous little boy who finds himself entangled in the rules that dictate the adult world.

by Susanne Straßer & Anushka Ravishankar


Peter Hammer Verlag | hc | 32 pp | 220 x 300 mm | 2019 | 5+

All rights available (illustration rights only)

[original title of the German edition: Ausreden Ausreden]