Saturday, 3 September 2016

Ada Twist, Scientist

Ada Twist, Scientist

By Andrea Beaty & David Roberts
Published by Abrams

Ada Twist is the third book in the series from picture book duo Andrea Beaty and David Roberts. And much in the vain of the previous books, it follows a talented child discovering the world in a scientific way.

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is 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?

Filled with humorous insights about the world that surrounds Ada and funny moments when Ada nearly washes her pet cat in the washing machine, this latest book in the series in another triumph. Children will love Ada's curiosity and David's usual fantastic illustrations, all rendered in his trademark watercolour and pen and ink style. I particaulrly enjoyed the spreads where Ada runs riot with a pen and a clean white wall, covering the wall in doodles, questions and clutter.

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. 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!

Ada Twist, Scientist is available to buy now from all good bookshops and on the Abrams books website.

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