Science Fair Day / by Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Thor Wickstrom.

By: Plourde, LynnContributor(s): Wickstrom, Thor [ill.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2008Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cmISBN: 9780525478782; 0525478787Subject(s): Science projects -- Juvenile fiction | Curiosity -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Science Fair Day.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.P724 | Sc 2008Summary: On Science Fair Day, Ima Kindanozee proves that she is the most inquisitive student in Mrs. Shepherd's class.
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On Science Fair Day, Ima Kindanozee proves that she is the most inquisitive student in Mrs. Shepherd's class.

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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, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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