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11 Experiments That Failed Hardcover – September 27, 2011
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"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."
About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
What makes fungus grow?
If left in a closet, food will rot and become a colorful fungus garden.
What You Need:
Bread and cheese
What to Do:
1. Place food inside shoes.
2. Sprinkle with water.
3. Hide shoes in back of closet.
4. Return in two weeks.
Experiment is still under way." (Accompanying drawing shoes a tennis shoe with mushrooms growing out of it.)
What a riot!!! This work of art is a classic! I pointed it out to many of the teachers in our elementary school and encouraged them to start reading it, and nearly all of them purchased it - after giggling at the antics of the little "scientist" inside.
Okay, so parents & teachers like it, but what about the kids? BINGO! My 9 year old son was enthralled and laughed out loud over and over again. After reading it, he still brings up some of his favorites of the goofy experiments. The same went for many of the kids at our book fair.
This isn't a book for little kids, but rather ~ 2nd - 5th grade. Those who are struggling to come up with creative Science Fair experiments will get a kick out of this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great attention graber. Third graders love it! Great introduction for science fairs.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 11 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 12 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 12 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 14 months ago by Debs
Great book to introduce the scientific method! I start the year off with this :)Published 16 months ago by TheJollyK
We loved this book! It is a great introduction to science vocabulary and clearly shows cause and effect. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lisa
It was interesting and funny at the same time I loved it , just don't try it at home , everPublished 20 months ago by Nick