11 Experiments That Failed (Library Binding)

11 Experiments That Failed Cover Image
By Jenny Offill, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)

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

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."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375957628
ISBN-10: 0375957626
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Date: September 27th, 2011
Pages: 32
Language: English