It took three years before Ada started speaking. Although she didn’t speak she was very observant of the world around her. And once she started speaking, she didn’t stop…why, what, how, when? You see, Ada was incredibly curious about the world in which she lived. Why do roses have pointy things? Why do clocks go tick tock? Why are there hairs up your nose?
As Ada’s curiosity grows so does the mayhem she causes both at home and at school. When Ada is outside and notices a horrible smell, she is determined to find the cause of it. But no ending of testing and theories can find a solution to the problem and she finds herself sent by her parents to the Thinking Chair…
Ada Twist, Scientist is a fabulous rhyming story about one little girl’s big curiosity. It is big on diversity and getting away from gender stereotypes. Ada and her family are BAME characters and it is wonderful and refreshing to have a young girl as a future scientist. It is full of positive messages about embracing your passion, being curious and asking questions. The rhyming prose are a delight and the watercolour illustrations are detailed and engaging.
A wonderful book for inspiring to children to ask more questions. A great read for any child who has ever been curious and essential reading for young budding scientists.
Recommended for 6+.
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