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11 Experiments That Failed

11 Experiments That Failed - Jenny Offill, Nancy Carpenter The author of 17 Things I’m Not Allowed to Do comes up with another list book. This time, our main character shows all the experiments she tried that failed, cleverly revealing in the process the quirky quality of children’s thinking. Absolutely delightful. “Question:What makes fungus grow?Hypothesis:If left in a closet, food will rot and become a colorful fungus garden.What You Need:Brother’s shoesBread and cheeseWaterWhat to Do:1. Place food inside shoes.2. Sprinkle with water.3. Hide shoes in back of closet.4. Return in two weeks.What Happened:Experiment is still under way.” (Accompanying drawing shoes a tennis shoe with mushrooms growing out of it.)