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Goldie Blox Rules the School!: GoldieBlox, Book 1

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Cheery, messy fun in freewheeling female engineer series.

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Young engineer Goldie Blox proves there's still plenty of room for creativity in the classroom with her first outing in a new chapter book series intended to showcase girls in STEM. Goldie Blox Rules the School! is an easy-to-read, lively book sure to ignite kids' imaginations. Stacy McAnulty's Goldie is a firecracker from the very first page, and Lissa Marlin's artwork captures her unceasing energy.

The focus is on creativity and fun -- this is closer to Inspector Gadget than a solid demonstration of engineering principles at work. And Goldie's tendency to barrel ahead without considering possible consequences and practical considerations has the unfortunate effect of making her seem a bit daffy. But it's impossible not to get swept up in her giddy adventure.

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