Ada Twist, Scientist

Ada Twist, Scientist

Book - 2016
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Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016.
ISBN: 9781419721373
1419721372
Branch Call Number: XXF BEATY, ANDREA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Roberts, David 1970-- Illustrator

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vliacobellis
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!

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michelesphone
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.

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Ilantha
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.

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_Alicorn_
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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vliacobellis
Jun 24, 2017

vliacobellis thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

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michelesphone
May 30, 2017

michelesphone thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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michelleritchie
Jan 18, 2017

michelleritchie thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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