Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, 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? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it's up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble!
Learn more about the story behind Ada Twist in this Kirkus Reviews interview with Andrea Beaty.
With her love of the question "Why?," Ada is on a mission to use science to understand her world. So she teamed up with some of our blogger friends to show just how fun scientific experiments can be. Take a look at what the participating inquisitive minds discovered.
Rookie Parenting – Soap-Powered Boat Experiment
STEM Activities for Kids – Playground Science Experiment
Inspiration Laboratories – Rainbow Soda Geysers Experiment
Familylicious – Exploring Matter Balloon Experiment
Left Brain Craft Brain – Color Changing Lemonade Lab
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts are the creators of Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau, among other award-winning children's books. Out-of-this-world Rosie Revere, Engineer is currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station as part of the Story Time From Space program, storytimefromspace.com. Beaty lives just outside of Chicago. Visit her online at andreabeaty.com, on Twitter: @AndreaBeaty, and on Pinterest. Roberts lives in London. Visit him online at davidrobertsillustration.com.
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