Author(s): Crispin Boyer
Thisfunbookofquirkyfailuresandfamousflopswillkeepkidslaughingwhile theylearntheimportanceofmessingupinordertogetitright. Science, architecture, technology, entertainment--there areepic failsand hilarious goof-upsfromeveryimportant field.Silly side features help toanalyzethe failures: "LessonLearned," "ItCouldbe Worse!,""Losing Combinations," anda"Fail Scale" helpreaders navigatethedifferentkindsandscopesofthemistakes made.Read to learnwhatwentwrong, whatwentright, andwhatkids canlearnfromeachfailedattempt."
CRISPIN BOYER lives in Xcalak, a small fishing village in Mexico, where he writes about history, wildlife, and technology. He and his wife live with their flock of hens, a turkey, two roosters, and a guard goose. His 2013 cover story for National Geographic Kids magazine, Return of the Missing Lynx, won an Eddie Award for Best Single Article, Youth/Teen. The American Library Association chose his book This or That? as one of 2015's top picks for reluctant young-adult readers.