79 excuses for being late to school: Read an Extract from Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs and Doom Cakes by Tim Harris

79 excuses for being late to school: Read an Extract from Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs and Doom Cakes by Tim Harris

Chapter One: THE TOP 79 EXCUSES FOR BEING LATE TO SCHOOL

  1. I forgot where the classroom was.
  2. I forgot where the school was.
  3. I’m not late, I’m actually early for tomorrow.
  4. You usually just check the roll first thing in the morning. I’m here for learning, not regularities. Now that we’ve made that clear, hit me with your best lesson.
  5. Better late than never.
  6. The rooster next door didn’t go off. But I did learn this great chicken recipe from the neighbours last night – you’d love it!
  7. “On time”? I thought you said “one at a time”.
  8. The bus broke down. Yes, I know I walk to school but I had to stop and check it all out. You should have seen the smoke coming out of the engine!
  9. Daylight savings got me again. ……….

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Twisted tales: Read another extract from Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs and Doom Cakes by Tim Harris

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Publisher details

Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs and Doom Cakes
Author
Tim Harris
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
28 April, 2020

Synopsis

A hilarious collection of short stories from award-winning author Tim Harris that will have readers laughing out loud.What are the 79 wackiest excuses for being late to school? How do you stop a maniac dentist from terrorising children? Why is the new smartphone so ridiculously dumb? And what does it take to get every single student at Milford Junior School put on detention? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing is guaranteed - you will NEVER pick the endings!
Tim Harris
About the author

Tim Harris

Author Tim Harris is a former advertising copywriter and creative director who became increasingly obsessed by sporting history after a pub argument about why football shirts tend to be striped and rugby shirts hooped. He is the author of Sport: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know.

Books by Tim Harris

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