SCIENCE FAIR DAY by Lynn Plourde

SCIENCE FAIR DAY

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Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

The latest in the series of picture books occurring in Mrs. Shepherd’s class focuses on the ubiquitous science fair. Main character Ima Kindanozee (say it out loud) is aptly named. She is so curious about her classmates’ science-fair projects that she checks out each one, overwhelming the creator with many questions. Unfortunately, in her enthusiastic quest for knowledge, Ima usually ends up destroying the work. Mrs. Shepherd remains relatively calm, stalling the principal’s attempts to enter the room and judge the now messy scene. She helps each student repair Ima’s damage just as Ima innocently ruins another project. Finally, principal Helm will be distracted no longer and enters the classroom. Everything has been repaired and Ima takes the Principal around, asking questions of each student that show off their knowledge. Duly impressed, Mrs. Helm leaves. Mrs. Shepherd states that Ima may not have her own science project but she certainly has “a nose for news,” with the last illustration showing the newspaper Ima has produced. Wickstrom’s cartoon-like illustrations set the tone for the silliness, and the subject of the book is sure to be a winner with teachers and children alike. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-525-47878-2
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Dutton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2007




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