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Offill, Jenny.
New York : Schwartz & Wade, 2011
IL K-3, RL 2.9
ISBN 0375847626

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

The young star of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore is back.  And this time she is just full of questions.  And how do you get answers to some of these questions?  Create an experiment.  She creates a hypothesis and then designs an experiment to test it.  Like "Do dogs like to be covered in glitter?"  What kind of experiment will answer that question?  Or, Hypothesis-"A piece of bologna will fly like a Frisbee."  One small warning:  DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!

Booktalk #2

Does your school have a Science Fair? Do you know how to do a science experiment? 1) Ask a question. 2) Make a prediction (hypothesis). 3) Gather your supplies. 4) Write down the directions, 5) Record what happened. You might not want to do the 11 experiments in this book, with experiments like “Can a kid make it through the winter eating only snow and ketchup?” or “Do dogs like to be covered in glitter?” But you will have to read the book to find out the experimental results! (Review by Sue Dahlstrom, Wayne Elementary School)  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2014)

SUBJECTS:     Experiments -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.
                        Humorous fiction.
                        Picture books for children.

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