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Ada Twist, Scientist

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Inquisitive girl pursues science in fun, lively story.

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This serious romp of a book about a girl of color who's a born, passionate scientist, asking a host of questions about the world around her, breaks fun, fresh ground. The eponymous Ada Twist, Scientist is curious about everything and leaves a trail of chaos in the wake of her tireless investigations, initially confounding her parents. The rhyme is easy-breezy, and the art is just as fun. Ada lives in a rarified neighborhood where a neighboring house has a heliport and her parents dress to the nines. Her older brother follows her across the pages pointing at her in bafflement, and a spread of Ada's class includes pictures of characters with whom readers may be familiar from the author and illustrator's previous books.

Ada's parents roll with the daughter they're dealt -- when she asks repeated questions, they assure her, "You'll figure it out." And when they themselves start to wonder, "What would they do with this curious kid?" they think, "We'll figure it out" -- a supportive and happy message for kids and parents alike.

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