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Two major bestselling and award-winning picture book creators combine forces in this kid's eye account of a science fair gone horribly and hilariously awry!
Some kids are too smart for their own good...and maybe for everybody else's good. When an overly ambitious little girl builds a humongous robot for her science fair, she fully expects to win first place. What she doesn't expect is the chaos that follows! "I probably shouldn't have given it a superclaw, or a laser eye, or the power to control dogs' minds," she laments. Kids, don't try this at home!
"A must-have." —Kirkus Reviews
Don't miss the sequel, Oh No! Not Again!: (Or How I Built a Time Machine to Save History)
About the Author
Mac Barnett is the author of many books for children, including Extra Yarn, illustrated by John Klassen, a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, a New York Times bestseller; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award. Other titles include The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown, Chloe and the Lion, and Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem. He is the co-author, with Jory John, of the New York Times bestselling series The Terrible Two. Mac lives in California.
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet?, After the Fall, as well as the illustrator including Drawn Together and Lift by Minh Lê, The Alphabet's Alphabet by Chris Harris, and Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets. His website is dantat.com.
"Santat's brilliantly hued digital illustrations are the perfect foil for Barnett's almost-wordless tale of a science project gone awry.... In a world where technology progresses rapidly and consequences are often not anticipated, this lesson in 'I should have' is subtle, never preachy and always action-packed. A must-have."—Kirkus Reviews
"This graphic novel in picture-book form will appeal to the Captain Underpants set.... The dialogue balloons, dramatic perspectives, and graphic style bring a true comic-book sensibility to this funny story that's loaded with child appeal."—School Library Journal
"Santat and Barnett collaborate seamlessly on this slapstick adventure about a pigtailed, bespectacled science fair entrant trying unsuccessfully to control her prize-winning robot."—Publishers Weekly