11 Experiments That Failed (Library Binding)

By Jenny Offill, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, 9780375957628, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/27/2011)

List Price: 19.99*
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Winter 2012 Kids' 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
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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. "From the Hardcover edition."