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Ada Twist, scientist

by Beaty, Andrea,

Format: Book on CD 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j CD BEATY
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Audio Books
 
Call Number  j CD BEATY
 
 
Summary
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. Not afraid of failure, she 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 Although Ada may never find the source, she's able to indulge her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The team behind Iggy Peck, Architect (2007) and Rosie Revere, Engineer (2013) introduce a new STEM picture-book heroine. Ada Marie Twist is an African American girl who does not speak until the age of three. But once she does, she starts with Why? And then What? How? and When? / By bedtime she came back to Why? once again. Ada Twist's curiosity is insatiable, often involving more chaos than method. A particularly bad smell sets Ada off on a journey of discovery that puts her at odds with her parents, though eagle-eyed readers will discover the source of the stink. The pen-and-ink illustrations incorporate a mishmash of white space and the paraphernalia of scientific experimentation: blocks, beakers, graph paper, gadgets; at times the pages can barely contain the breadth of Ada's inquisitiveness. An author's note reveals that the heroine is named after trailblazing women scientists Marie Curie and Ada Lovelace. Young Ada Twist and her nonstop intellect might just encourage readers to blaze trails of their own.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "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.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Curiosity -- Juvenile fiction.
Scientists -- Juvenile fiction.
Science -- Experiments -- Juvenile fiction.
Perseverance (Ethics) -- Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Curiosity -- Fiction.
Scientists -- Fiction.
Perseverance (Ethics) -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Holland, OH :2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Turpin, Bahni, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Bahni Turpin.
Language English
Notes Compact discs.
Description 1 audio disc (approximately 20 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781520078588
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