Oh No! by Mac Barnett
Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World

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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.


Mac Barnett, a new picture book author on the rise, and Dan Santat, illustrator of Rhea Perlman's Otto Undercover series, combine forces to create a hilarious kid's eye account of the kind of destruction that comes only from a child's good intentions. This book is sure to appeal to kids and parents familiar with the ordeal of science fairs.
 

About Mac Barnett

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Mac Barnett (www.macbarnett.com) is a writer living in Oakland, CA. He's also the Executive Director of 826LA, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center, and founder of the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers (seriously).Dan Santat (www.dantat.com) is the author and illustrator of Guild of Geniuses and the illustrator of many books, including The Secret Life of Walter Kitty by Barbara Jean Hicks. He has an animated series for Disney called The Replacements. He lives in Southern California.
 
Published June 1, 2010 by Disney-Hyperion. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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When the bespectacled heroine surveys the post-apocalyptic opening scene, the speech bubbles tell the tale—“Oh no…oh man…I knew it.” Like a 1950s B-movie, complete with the widescreen boundaries, the drama of her prize-winning robot stalking New York is one part cautionary tale and many parts ove...

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She emerges to find one sporting Napoleon’s hat, a Roman chariot speeding by and other anachronisms—not to mention an “F” on her test, now that history has been rearranged.

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Santat and Barnett collaborate seamlessly on this slapstick adventure about a pigtailed, bespectacled science fair entrant trying unsuccessfully to control her prize-winning robot.

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When she misses one question on her history test (she incorrectly answers that Belgium is the location of the oldest prehistoric cave paintings), she travels via time machine to prehistoric Belgium to alter history and ensure that her answer is correct.

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Oftentimes, when I work in black and white, I have a hard time tightening my work to the level of finish comparable to that of a painted piece.

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As it says just inside the cover of the book, "It's a terrible thing when a giant robot starts destroying your city.

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