Ada Twist, Scientist

by Andrea Beaty

Other authorsDavid Roberts (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2016

Status

Checked out
Due 11 Jul 2021

Collection

Publication

Harry N. Abrams (2016), Edition: Illustrated, 32 pages

Library's review

"Her intellectual curiosity is surpassed only by her passion for science. But what to do about her messy experiments?

Ada is speechless until she turns 3. But once she learns how to break out of her crib, there’s no stopping the kinky-haired, brown-skinned girl. “She tore through the house on a fact-finding spree.” When she does start speaking, her favorite words are “why,” “how,” and “when.” Her parents, a fashion-forward black couple who sport a variety of trendy outfits, are dumbfounded, and her older brother can only point at her in astonishment. She amazes her friends with her experiments. Ada examines all the clocks in the house, studies the solar system, and analyzes all the smells she encounters. Fortunately, her parents stop her from putting the cat in the dryer, sending her instead to the Thinking Chair. But while there, she covers the wall with formulae. What can her parents do? Instead of punishing her passion, they decide to try to understand it. “It’s all in the heart of a young scientist.” Though her plot is negligible—Ada’s parents arguably change more than she does—Beaty delightfully advocates for girls in science in her now-trademark crisply rhyming text. Roberts’ illustrations, in watercolor, pen, and ink, manage to be both smart and silly; the page compositions artfully evoke the tumult of Ada’s curiosity, filling white backgrounds with questions and clutter.

Cool and stylish. (Picture book. 5-8" From Kirkus Reviews, www.kirkusreviews.com
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Description

Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2016

Physical description

11.3 inches

ISBN

1419721372 / 9781419721373

Barcode

1291
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