Quicksand bringing you down? Kids will love this very funny science book.
When Jungle Girl falls into some quicksand and starts slowly sinking, Jungle Boy arrives quickly– and takes the opportunity to tell her how it is formed, what it is made of, and how to get out of it, demonstrating with charts and graphs. Meanwhile, Jungle Girl sinks lower… and lower…
But before the book ends, the tables turn and Jungle Girl gets her revenge!
This hilarious introduction to an unusual phenomenon from the bestselling author-illustrator of Quiet, Strega Nona, and many others is includes instructions for making your own quicksand– as well as tips on how to escape if you’re as unlucky as Jungle Girl. Boldly-illustrated nonfiction with a strong sense of humor, this classic picture book is equal parts science lesson and entertainment.
“Very funny and very sensible.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
“A rare matching of humor and information.”—Booklist, Starred Review “Tomie dePaola’s The Quicksand Book . . . has been dusted off and brightened up for a new generation. The information is, er, solid; the frame story is funny; and a considerable bonus is provided in the directions for ‘How to Make Your Own Quicksand.'”—The Horn Book