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The Resource Oh no!, or, How my science project destroyed the world, written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Dan Santat

Oh no!, or, How my science project destroyed the world, written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Dan Santat

Label
Oh no!, or, How my science project destroyed the world
Title
Oh no!, or, How my science project destroyed the world
Statement of responsibility
written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Dan Santat
Title variation
  • Oh no!
  • How my science project destroyed the world
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After winning the science fair with the giant robot she has built, a little girl realizes that there is a major problem
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
Golden Duck Awards, Picture Book
Review
  • K-Gr 3 — This graphic novel in picture-book form will appeal to the "Captain Underpants" set. A young girl builds a robot for the science fair, but things get crazy when it goes on a rampage through the city. That's when she realizes that she forgot to give it any skills that would allow it to understand her commands to stop. She creates a giant toad monster to fight the robot—but the toad has its own problems. Santat's Photoshop illustrations propel the story far more than the text, and the dialogue balloons, dramatic perspectives, and graphic style bring a true comic-book sensibility to this funny story that's loaded with child appeal.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD --Kathleen Kelly MacMillan (Reviewed July 1, 2010) (School Library Journal, vol 56, issue 7, p55)
  • /* Starred Review */ Santat and Barnett collaborate seamlessly on this slapstick adventure about a pigtailed, bespectacled science fair entrant trying unsuccessfully to control her prize-winning robot. "I probably shouldn't have given it a superclaw, or a laser eye, or the power to control dogs' minds," she sighs as she watches the metallic monster storm across her city. Barnett's (Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem) telegraphic text packs wicked humor into economical, comic book–style lines, while Santat's (Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo) skylines pay homage to old monster movies. In one scene, the robot looms Godzilla-like, railroad car in hand, over an urban Japantown; another sequence is viewed through its fish-eye lens, with crosshairs trained on its creator. When the robot reacts with fury to the girl's futile attempts to stop it ("I should have given it ears," she laments), the girl and text become blurred, testimony to the impact of its stomps. Blueprints for the robot and the genetically altered toad she deploys to defeat it are included on the endpapers, but, kids, don't try this at home! Ages 3–7. (June) --Staff (Reviewed May 10, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 19, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Santat's brilliantly hued digital illustrations are the perfect foil for Barnett's almost-wordless tale of a science project gone awry. 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 over-the-top humor. When she screams, "HEY, ROBOT! KNOCK IT OFF ALREADY!" the page turn shows her shaky, understated realization, "I should have given it ears." 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. Comic-book, picture-book and movie styles come together in a well-designed package that includes a movie poster on the reverse side of the jacket, an old-time computation book as the inside cover and detailed scientific drawings on the endpapers. The Japanese subtitles and translations on the pages before the title add to the fun. The only thing missing are the 3-D glasses! A must-have. (Picture book. 4-10) (Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2010)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
359592
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnett, Mac
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.B26615
LC item number
Oh 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Santat, Dan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humorous stories
  • Robots
  • Science fairs
  • Science projects
Target audience
primary
Label
Oh no!, or, How my science project destroyed the world, written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Dan Santat
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781423123125
Lccn
2010004516
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o457154561
  • (OCoLC)457154561
Label
Oh no!, or, How my science project destroyed the world, written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Dan Santat
Publication
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781423123125
Lccn
2010004516
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o457154561
  • (OCoLC)457154561

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