Ada Twist, Scientist

Ada Twist, Scientist

eBook - 2016
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A #1 New York Times Bestseller! A Wall Street Journal Bestseller! A USA Today Bestseller! The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Ada Twist, Scientist, from powerhouse team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, is a celebration of STEM, perseverance, and passion. Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it's up to her to find the source. What would you do with a problem like this? Not afraid of failure, Ada embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the space to figure it out, she'll be able to feed her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should. Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere have earned their places among the most beloved children's characters, and they have inspired countless kids and adults to follow their dreams and passions. Now in her own charming and witty picture book, determined Ada Twist, with her boundless curiosity for science and love of the question "Why?," is destined to join these two favorites. The book is the perfect tool to remind both young girls and women that they have the intelligence and perseverance to achieve their dreams.
Publisher: [United States]: ABRAMS , 2016
ISBN: 9781613129685
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Roberts, David 1970-
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Call Number: eBook


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Rhyming text shares the story of an inquisitive girl whose first words are about asking why.

gailbro Apr 19, 2018

Loved the rhyming, seemed a bit negative, but in the end the parents figured out how to channel this smart child's impulses.

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gailbro Apr 19, 2018

Loved the rhyming, seemed a bit negative, but in the end the parents figured out how to channel this smart child's impulses.

SPPL_Anna Mar 24, 2018

Ada Twist knows the value of asking why and then taking steps to discover the answer. Great book to get kids thinking scientifically.

Feb 06, 2018

My daughter really enjoyed this book and my husband and I didn't tire of reading it to her, unlike some other children's books. We picked this up along with several other science minded books geared toward children. The book has beautiful illustrations, great rhyming and story, and has a great message for all children about the value of asking questions and being curious. I hope that Andrea Beatty writes more of these books, as they're are books about two of Ada's classmates (Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer).

Jun 24, 2017

My daughter absolutely LOVES this book. She is a few months shy of 3, so I thought it might be a bit advanced - but she loves it nonetheless. She loves how it rhymes and she is constantly referencing the book in our daily life, ie. "Zowie! What is that smell? Is it cabbage soup?!" (she finds this hilarious). I feel like she takes away something new from the book each time we read it. And it's also perfect timing, as she has just reached the stage of asking "why?" ALL the time. I would highly recommend this book for ages 2.5 - 7. Each age group will take away something different. I also love the diversity in the characters. Can't wait to read the other Andrea Beaty books!

May 30, 2017

Her drive to be a scientist was distracted by her need to be destructive. My husband who is a scientist was pretty horrified by this book. I loved the art, the rhyming, and the idea, but I think it missed the mark.

Jan 15, 2017

I liked this book so much that I decided to buy it. Ada is a young Black girl who’s a born scientist—curious, questioning, and constantly experimenting. The book is written in rhyme, which makes it fun to read aloud and captures the reader’s attention. I think this book would be appreciated by kids in all grades of elementary school, including fifth graders.

Again, what I love about it is its fantastic representation (a scientist who’s young, female, and African-American, with natural hair and supportive parents) and it’s a very fun-to-read book.

Dec 30, 2016

Great for those kids who have an interest in scientific thinking.
Nice to have a childrens book showing it's ok to have the drive and aim to do things even if it means questioning everything along the way.
Our 4 year old loved this book.

JuliaO_KCMO Nov 02, 2016

How does this work? What about that? WHY??? A perfect fit for any kid who asks a lot of questions, and for parents who encourage them to explore their world.


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