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."
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.
Great for reviewing scientific method and good experimentation with my 5th grade science class (which currently used Common Core). Wonderfully valuable classroom resource. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lauren
SUMMARY: A young girl sets out to prove 11 experiments that unfortunately fail and some that have some pretty bad consequences. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sunshine on A Rainy Day
This is actually a book for adults. Jokes go over the kids' heads. They're funny -- if you're an adult -- but don't buy this for your kids, it'll just confuse them.Published 3 months ago by Adam
Really did not find this book to be anything amazing...I dont get the point of it and would not recommend it.Published 6 months ago by Debs
Great book to introduce the scientific method! I start the year off with this :)Published 7 months ago by TheJollyK
We loved this book! It is a great introduction to science vocabulary and clearly shows cause and effect. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lisa
It was interesting and funny at the same time I loved it , just don't try it at home , everPublished 12 months ago by Nick
Great book to read to your Science class! The book cover is just precious! It arrived in great condition. Thank youPublished 13 months ago by Mia