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Ada Twist, Scientist

byAndrea BeatyIllustratorDavid Roberts

Hardcover | September 6, 2016

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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 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. What would you do with a problem like this? Not afraid of failure, Ada 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 beloved 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 favorites.  The book is the perfect tool to remind both young girls and women that they have the intelligence and perseverance to achieve their dreams.
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts are the creators of Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau, among other award-winning children’s books. Out-of-this-world Rosie Revere, Engineer is currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station as part of the Story Time From Space program, storyt...
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Title:Ada Twist, ScientistFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.38 × 9.5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419721372

ISBN - 13:9781419721373

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different A book that inspires and it is more than a story book
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great great message and lots of fun!
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! My daughter asks for this story by name. It's encouraged her to ask more questions about how things work and why. We highly recommend this book and readily gift the books in this series to friends.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Message for Kids I got this book at a conference as swag and discovered this wonderful series of books. Great for starting conversations about mindset.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Positive messages Great read for the younger kids & I'm sure there ARE kids out there that do have the same kind of curiosity that the book tries to answer with science as a base of reasoning.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this as a gift Bought this as a gift for someone and their Mom says she hasn't put it down! The child loves it!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic book All kids should read this book. It's fun, and has a fantastic message.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it! We love this book! great flow, fun story! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! Such a great book for youngsters, especially girls-I love it when their is a strong, main character who is a female! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Book My children absolutely love this book! The message of encouraging the developing and curious mind is wonderful, and the rhyme itself is appealing to the kids.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these books! YAY! We love Ada Twist, too! These books are amazing, for both boys & girls, and parents alike. They are so fun to read and full of inspiration. They've been the catalyst for "when I grow up" discussions and happily an engineer, architect, and a scientist have all been mentioned. Keep the STEM-related books coming Andrea Beaty, you're doing a great job! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! Always love a good book with a strong female character! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have the series .. We love these books and so does our 3 year old!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book My granddaughter loved it!
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these books these books that encourage my niece to explore STEM! wonderful!!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best one yet love this book! my 4 year old does too....
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another great addition! my kids and I ADORE the first two book from this series and this is another gem! a pleasure to read and such a great message!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favourite books I LOVE these books (Iggy Peck, Ada Twist, Rosie Revere). They are great role models for children. Catchy prose, beautiful drawings. Please make more of these!
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 stars A wonderful book that helps attract girls to science.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Homage to Tiny Scientists Ada is a funny, sweet homage to budding scientists and a thank-you note to all those who encourage them. Quirky illustrations nicely compliment Beaty's engaging rhymes. Little ones will want to revisit this heroine, with her mishaps and her triumphs, again and again.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! This was such a good book to cultivate children's curiosity! Ada wanting to explore the world around her through science is perfect for sparking something in kids. Along the same vein has Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck, this story is just absolutely amazing!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love Ada Twist! Ada Twist, along with Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck, have become some of our favourite characters in children's fiction. I love the focus on STEM - and Ada's story is about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. LOVE IT! This book sparked so much curiosity (and questions!) from my 4.5 year old - and I want to keep that momentum going. These books are must-haves for any home library and the perfect gifts. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good for my 3 yr old she can't read yet, but this held my daughter's attention. dad is a scientist so he liked it too. fun pictures
Date published: 2016-11-07

Editorial Reviews

"Young Ada Twist and her nonstop intellect might just encourage readers to blaze trails of their own."