Ada Twist, Scientist

Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts. Abrams, $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4197-2137-3
Beaty and Roberts return to the classroom featured in Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer as they introduce an insatiably curious girl named Ada Marie, who comes from an African-American family so stylish that its time-out chair is an Eames. As Ada attempts to determine the source of a noxious smell, Beaty’s bouncy rhymes emphasize the qualities that make for a great scientist: “She asked a small question, and then she asked two./ And each of those led to three questions more,/ and some of those questions resulted in four.” Scientific research can be messy and thorny (and smelly), Beaty and Roberts suggest, but it’s well worth the effort. Ages 5–7. Author’s agent: Edward Necarsulmer IV, Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. Illustrator’s agent: Artist Partners. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/08/2016
Release date: 09/06/2016
Genre: Children's
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