Ada Twist, Scientist (Andrea Beaty)


Hello, everybody! Today, we read a fabulous book called Ada Twist, Scientist, written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts, a fantastic story about a very curious little girl.

Ada Twist is so observant of the world around her, she does not utter a single word until she is three. And her first word? “Why?” Blessed with a curious, scientific mind, Ada performs experiments to help her answer all her questions about the world – sometimes to her family’s annoyance. Ultimately, however, they decide to think a bit more like Ada, and support her thirst for knowledge of the unknown.

This is another amazing book by Beaty, author of one of our all-time favorites: Rosie Revere, Engineer. Once again, it’s a story about a questioning and creative little mind (and a girl again, to boot!) whose love of STEM and interest in the scientific method is celebrated. Like Rosie, the rhyming text in this book is fun and flows well, and is complimented by adorable and intricate illustrations that bring the characters to life (for Rosie Revere fans, there is even an Easter egg or two). The length is fine for baby bookworms, JJ enjoyed it, and I will always love a good book that encourages young, critical minds, especially female ones, to pursue scientific endeavors. Baby Bookworm approved!

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