Youngsters will delight in the fantastic excuses........Who does not know a child who is always ready with an implausible excuse when caught out by an indignant adult? Excuses Excuses builds on this universal experience using an Indian setting. Young Neel is the boy next door who cannot help getting into trouble, and yet he is endearing in his explanations. He has one for every day of the week and for every kind of adult — it seems that he may never run out of them! Wildly funny and imaginative, this narrative in nonsense verse is fast-paced and keeps young readers guessing. Unusual and dramatic art that captures the improbable colors of India adds zest to a story that all children would want to be a part of.
The illustrations, a collage of tinted photographs and art, provide an appropriately surreal backdrop - Kirkus Reviews