Ada Twist, Scientist
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In a follow up to the highly successful Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Iggy Peck, Architect, meet Ada Twist, Scientist, bringing welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Ada baffled her parents by not speaking a word until she turned three, but then there came an outpouring of questions… ‘Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs up inside of your nose?’ The WHY then becomes WHAT? HOW? and WHEN? ‘Her parents kept up with their high flying kid/whose questions and chaos both grew as she did.’ Ada finds everything in the world around her a challenge, and she is passionate in wanting to understand the being of all things. Her parents just cope, frustrated and frazzled by the mess she makes, and the streams of questions she continues to fire at the family, until enough is enough, and with the house turned upside down, Ada is sent to the thinking chair to consider. Alone in the hall she sits, deep in thought; her latest quest is to solve the problem of who, or what is creating a terrific stink. Up she jumps and begins scribbling her thoughts on the walls, until when her parents come to find her, the hall is covered with her scribblings, Ada asking herself questions which beget more questions. A quirky book, told in rhyme and innovative pictures, which will fascinate many young readers.