11 Experiments That Failed

11 Experiments That Failed Cover

11 Experiments That Failed

By Jenny Offill; Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375847622, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2011

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."