Science Fair Dayby Lynn Plourde, Thor Wickstrom (Illustrator)
Ima Kindanozee likes to know anything and everything going on around her. She always asks plenty of questions. And the perfect day to ask questions is Science Fair Day. But perhaps she doesn't need to flip that switch on Josephina's spaceship project, or touch that bone on Dewey's dinosaur skeleton in order to find her answers. Will Mrs. Shepherd be able to put Ima
Ima Kindanozee likes to know anything and everything going on around her. She always asks plenty of questions. And the perfect day to ask questions is Science Fair Day. But perhaps she doesn't need to flip that switch on Josephina's spaceship project, or touch that bone on Dewey's dinosaur skeleton in order to find her answers. Will Mrs. Shepherd be able to put Ima's snoopiness to good use before the principal arrives to judge the science fair?
This fifth story about the silly students in Mrs. Shepherd's class has the same endearing and funny chemistry as its predecessors.
K-Gr 4- In this addition to Plourde's stories about Mrs. Shepherd's class, Ima Kindanozee is keeping her science-fair project a secret. Her classmates are furiously applying the finishing touches to their work, but Ima can't wait to quench her curiosity about everyone else's research and fires away questions about model brains, dinosaurs, rockets, and other elaborate contraptions. She can't keep her hands to herself and sets in motion a series of premature launchings, explosions, and other mishaps that require the teacher to repeatedly stall Principal Helm, who wants to come in to judge the entries. Plourde evokes pitch-perfect classroom chaos with sound effects like "creak-groan-crash" and "rap-tap-smack" and with tactile images like "sticky-icky-goo!" Frazzled Mrs. Shepherd, rendered comically through Wickstrom's cartoon illustrations, eventually opens the classroom door, at which point Ima confidently assumes the role of tour guide. Her own project, finally unveiled, is nothing more than a huge pile of notes. Clearly, the child prefers inquiry and investigation to actually making something. In this sweet story where each science-fair participant is praised specifically, Ima finally exercises her own talent as a school newspaper reporter. The idea that everyone has unique strengths will resonate at science-fair time and during other competitions throughout the year.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CTCopyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.76(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Thor Wickstrom and Lynn Plourde are the team that created two other well-received books about Mrs. Shepherd's class. Mr. Wickstrom lives in Hancock, Massachusetts.
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