ThisÂ funÂ bookÂ ofÂ quirkyÂ failuresÂ andÂ famousÂ flopsÂ willÂ keep kidsÂ laughingÂ while they learn the importance of messing up in order toÂ getÂ itÂ right. Science, architecture, technology, entertainment -- there areÂ epic failsÂ and hilarious goof-upsÂ fromÂ everyÂ important field. Silly side features help toÂ analyzeÂ the failures: "LessonÂ Learned," "ItÂ CouldÂ be Worse!,"Â "Losing Combinations," andÂ aÂ "Fail Scale" helpÂ readers navigateÂ theÂ different kinds and scopesÂ of theÂ mistakes made. Read to learnÂ whatÂ wentÂ wrong, whatÂ wentÂ right,Â andÂ what kids canÂ learnÂ fromÂ each failedÂ attempt.
- Ages 8-12
- 128 pages; 500 color illustrations
- 6" x 9"
- © 2016
Crispin Boyer lives in Xcalak, a small fishing village in Mexico, where he writes about history, wildlife, and technology. He and his wife live with their flock of hens, a turkey, two roosters, and a guard goose. His 2013 cover story for National Geographic Kids magazine, "Return of the Missing Lynx," won an Eddie Award for Best Single Article, Youth/Teen. The American Library Association chose his book This or That? as one of the 2015 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.