Thursday, November 24, 2011

11 Experiments That Failed by Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter

If your Thanksgiving is too calm, here's a suggestion for a book that will brighten up your children's day!

Schwartz & Wade sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you.)  It has already been published so if you visit a bookstore on Black Friday, grab a copy.

Nancy Carpenter illustrations combine real items with her cartoon girl to show the various experiments.  Ms. Offill has a devious brain and comes up with outrageous, ridiculous experiments that most children wouldn't even consider.  But, boy, are they fun to read about!

Here are a couple of examples of the experiments:  Can a kid make it through the winter eating only snow and ketchup?  What is the best way to speed up a boring car ride?

The answers to both these questions and the others are amusing and silly.  They also have consequences...

Why not have some fun with your little one reading about these silly experiments?  After all, they might have some marvelous ideas, too.  Just make sure you supervise their experiments!

Happy reading.

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