It Wasn't My Fault

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 30 pages
7 Reviews

"Lester and artist Munsinger . . . team up again for another rib-tickling, off-the-wall tale." -Booklist

Murdley Gurdson is a spectacularly accident-prone boy. He falls into wastebaskets! He drops only the most valuable vases. Worse yet: "Whatever happened, it was usually his fault." One day, as Murdley is taking a walk, a bird lays an egg above him and it splats on his head. How could that really be Murdley's fault? Turns out, it sort of is. Munsinger's hilarious illustrations help make this silly story about cause and effect as lighthearted as it is useful. This read-aloud favorite is now part of a fun hardcover series about life lessons.

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Review: It Wasn't My Fault (Laugh-Along Lessons)

User Review  - Paula - Goodreads

What a great ending to this story! I love how they all pulled together to make the kid feel better. Read full review

Review: It Wasn't My Fault (Laugh-Along Lessons)

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

Everyone can remember a time where something pretty bad happened and they didn't want to be the one blamed. Well in It Wasn't My Fault, Helen Lester does just that. Murdley Gurdson is our main ... Read full review

About the author (1985)

Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have collaborated on many funny and popular books for children, including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat, as well as the new Laugh-Along series. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York. Lynn Munsinger has lived in Vermont and Connecticut, devoting her time to freelance illustration.

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