Students, heed this little rhyme:
When it's science project time,
Do not make goop,
And never mess with
About the Author
Judy Sierra is the author of many award-winning books for children including the bestsellers Antarctic Antics, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey; Wild About Books, illustrated by Marc Brown; and The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School, illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Sierra holds a PhD in folklore and mythology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has received the Children’s Choice Award from the International Reading Association, two Aesop awards from the American Folklore Society, and the E.B. White Read Aloud Prize from the Association of Booksellers for Children. She lives with her husband in Eugene, Oregon. Visit her online at JudySierra.net.
Stephen Gammell is the beloved illustrator of more than fifty books for children, including Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman, which received the Caldecott Medal, and two Caldecott Honor Books: The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, Where the Buffaloes Begin by Olaf Baker, and The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate Our School by Judy Sierra. Mr. Gammell lives with his wife, Linda, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I heard the story read on NPR's radio show and it brought a gigantic smile to my face. As a mother of 4, I've read many children's books and gone through many science projects, plus I have an 8 year old boy. This story is just delightful. It has every element of great written entertainment for children, the subject matter grabs you right away, the cadence and rhymes are so well done that you look forward to the next line, and when the next line comes, you're not disappointed. In fact, by the end of the story you're awed by how clever the author is. This is a book every teacher in grades 2 & 3 should have in their classroom. Serious fun!