Tuesday, June 14, 2022

ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST: The Why Files - All About Plants! by Andrea Beaty and Dr. Theanne Griffith.  New York: Amulet Books, 2022. 76p.  ISBN: 978-1419761515 hb. $12.99    Gr. 1-3    E Reader

The look of this book is similar to other Ada Twist stories by Beaty, but is actually adapted from the Netflix series.  It's full of photos and graphics to supplement the information text.  Although it lacks a table of contents, topic sections are noted by the "The Why Files Facts" heading.  Ada guides readers through the parts of a plant, how to care for these botanical wonders, and why plants are important to people.  There are a couple of science experiments at the back of the book for a hands-on approach to learning about plants.  Beaty's degree in biology combines well with Griffith's interest in STEM-themed stories to make a new series for young readers.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI  49855   

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