I've spent this year studying geography - countries and cultures - with the girls. One of the things I love about homeschooling is finding new books to read with my small people, especially ones that go along with what we're studying.
D is for Daddy, There's a Hippo in the Grapes by Lucy M. Dobkins
I know my small people can come up will all kinds of reasons why they can't do their chores. (Although hippos haven't been one - yet. LOL)
Other D books around the world:
The Day Hans Got His Way by David Lewis Atwell
The Day of Ahmed's Secret by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland
The Diary of Ma Yan by Yan Ma
What's the most unusual excuse you've heard for not being able to do chores?