11 Experiments That Failed (Hardcover)

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By Jenny Offill, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)
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...a SUPER GENIUS who yearns to share your Scientific Gifts for the betterment
of all humanity?
...surrounded by fearful, misguided FOOLS who are JEALOUS of your BRILLIANCE?
...now, or have ever been in a Time-Out for taking apart Daddy's computer to
see how it works?
...fond of Laughing Out Loud, perhaps MANIACALLY?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above, you are guaranteed to
enjoy the misadventures of this young mad scientist and her inspired
experiments. The part with her dog and the glitter... oh wow, that still cracks
me up. "Dogs like everything!" Hee hee hee!

— Chris of Compass Books, SFO Terminal 3

November 2011 Indie Next List

“The inquisitive young scientist in this picture book is part Eloise, part Ms. Frizzle. She tests each of her hypotheses -- such as that ketchup and snow are the only food groups a kid needs -- with pure scientific standards. Fantastic illustrations demonstrate the scientific method and show the reader what goes on behind the scenes, for example, when you try to send a bottle to the ocean by flushing it down the toilet. This book had me giggling at every page.”
— Neysa Jensen, The Rediscovered Bookshop, Boise, ID


"This is a most joyful and clever whimsy, the kind that lightens the heart and puts a shine on the day," raved "Kirkus Reviews" in a starred review.
Is it possible to eat snowballs doused in ketchup and nothing else all winter? Can a washing machine wash dishes? By reading the step-by-step instructions, kids can discover the answers to such all-important questions along with the book's curious narrator. Here are 12 "hypotheses," as well as lists of "what you need," "what to do," and "what happened" that are sure to make young readers laugh out loud as they learn how to conduct science experiments (really ).
Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter the ingenious pair that brought you "17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore" have outdone themselves in this brilliant and outrageously funny book.

About the Author

Nee en 1968 dans le Massachusetts, Jenny Offill enseigne l ecriture a Queens University, Brooklyn College et l universite de Columbia.

Nancy Carpenter, illustrator of many successful picture books, lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For…

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2011:
"This is a most joyful and clever whimsy, the kind that lightens the heart and puts a shine on the day. Go ahead, break a few dishes in the washing machine, see the humor and enjoy this fine poke at every science fair that ever was."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375847622
ISBN-10: 0375847626
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Date: September 27th, 2011
Pages: 32
Language: English