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11 Experiments That Failed (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews



ARE YOU:
...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

Description


"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


JENNY OFFILL is the author of 17 Things I’m Not Allowed to Do Anymore, a Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year, and 11 Experiments That Failed, also a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year, which Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review, called “the most joyful and clever whimsy.”

NANCY CARPENTER is the illustrator of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore by Jenny Offill, called "picture-perfect" in a starred review by School Libary Journal; Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming; Apples to Oregon, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and Fannie in the Kitchen, both by Deborah Hopkinson; Sitti's Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye, winner of the Jane Addams Picture Book Award; and Masai and I by Virginia Kroll. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise for 11 Experiments That Failed…


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-10: 0375847626
ISBN-13: 9780375847622
Published: Schwartz & Wade, 09/27/2011
Pages: 40
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 4
Maximum Age: 8
Minimum Grade Level: Preschool
Maximum Grade Level: 3rd Grade