The Book of Wrong Answers


Why do we have rainbows? How do airplanes stay up? Where do tadpoles come from? This book follows a pair of siblings through their afternoon and evening all the way to bedtime, with amusing and comforting answers to her questions, illuminated by warm and funny illustrations. A section at the back can clear up any misunderstandings with “What Grownups Think.”

165 in stock

Author: Pendred E. Noyce
Age Range : 5-7
Grades: K-2
Product ID: 39644

Book Details:

  • ISBN: 9781943431618
  • Genre: Children’s Picture Books
  • Page Count: 40
  • Age Range: 5-7
  • Grades: K-2
  • Pub Date: 15/12/2020


Pendred (Penny) Noyce is a doctor, educator, and writer. She grew up in California, completed a degree in biochemistry at Harvard and a medical degree at Stanford, and did her residency in internal medicine in Minnesota. She then moved to the Boston area, where she practiced at a community health center for several years. In 1991, she helped establish the Noyce Foundation in honor of her father, Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit and co-founder of Intel. The foundation focuses on improving K-12 education, particularly in mathematics and science. From 1993-2002, Penny helped lead a statewide math and science improvement effort called PALMS in the state of Massachusetts. She gradually withdrew from medical practice to focus on her education work and on raising her five children. She has served on the boards of numerous non-profits, including most recently the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, TERC, the Libra Foundation of Maine, the Concord Consortium, and the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications.

As her older children set off for college, Penny began writing for middle-grade children. Her first two novels for children, Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers, and The Ice Castle: An Adventure in Music are published by Scarletta Press. As well as chairing Tumblehome Learning’s board, Penny serves as the editorial lead for our Galactic Academy of Science series of science mysteries. Tumblehome Learning represents a convergence of Penny’s interests in science, education, and great writing for kids.

Penny loves to travel, ski, ride horses, and explore islands.

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