Ada Twist, Scientist
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Price
£10.99

Format
Hardcover with Jacket

Age Range
4-6 Years

Publishing Date
06/09/2016

Pages
32 pages

Height
279mm

Width
229mm

Illustrations
full-colour throughout

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean

ISBN
9781419721373

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Ada Twist, Scientist


The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Ada Twist, Scientist, from powerhouse team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, is a celebration of STEM, perseverance and passion.

Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of colour, 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!

Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the space to figure it out, she’ll be able to feed her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should.

Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere have earned their places among the most loved children’s characters and they have inspired countless kids and adults to follow their dreams and passions. Now in her own charming and witty picture book, determined Ada Twist, with her boundless curiosity for science and love of the question “Why?,” is destined to join these two favourites. The book is the perfect tool to remind both young girls and women that they have the intelligence and perseverance to achieve their dreams.


About the Author(s)
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts

Andrea Beaty and David Roberts are the creators of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, among other children’s titles. Visit Beaty online at AndreaBeaty.com and on Twitter: @AndreaBeaty. Roberts was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children’s illustration.

Reviews

"Beaty delightfully advocates for girls in science in her now-trademark crisply rhyming text. Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. A must buy for your own little scientist - and I can't recommend more if you already own the previous titles - you'd be a mad scientist not to!" Bookworm Baby Blog

"As brilliant and inspirational as the other titles in Andrea and David's series, and a book destined to be talked about and adored far and wide. Brilliant!" Read It Daddy Blog

"Another aspirational story from this heavyweight picture book duo and one that is crying out to be read by children everywhere. Get it on your wish lists."Sarah Yewman, Picture Books Blogger

"This is a wonderful celebration of women in science, with the rhyming text making it fun and never preachy. David Roberts' signature stylish artwork fits perfectly; colourful, busy just like Ada's mind."Library Mice

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