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review 2017-04-28 20:41
Iggy Peck, Architect
Iggy Peck, Architect - Andrea Beaty

I wasn't as impressed by this one as I was with Ada Twist, Scientist. The weird internal half rhymes made it difficult to find a rhythm when reading. And I think the meter was inconsistent which didn't help. I can't remember anything particularly noteworthy about the illustrations either. Not a bad book, just not for me.

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review 2017-04-06 19:48
Ada Twist, Scientist
Ada Twist, Scientist - Andrea Beaty,David Roberts

The illustrations are great. There's so much to look at on every page, and the story is simple (it leans slightly younger than I was expecting) and engaging.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-03-31 16:08
Great STEM Activities!
Iggy Peck, Architect - Andrea Beaty

Andrea Beaty, author of "Iggy Peck, Architect", "Rosie Revere, Engineer", and "Ada Twist, Scientist" (along with others) has written these great STEM books that I believe will inspire many kids (and adults)! This particular book is about a boy named "Iggy Peck" who loves constructing things out of all sorts of weird materials like diapers. His parents are weary and his teacher HATES architects, so Iggy feels defeated. But on a class trip, the whole class gets stuck on an island and can't get to the other side because the bridge had collapsed, so Iggy, with the help of his classmates, builds a bridge to save the day. 

I would 100% use this in class for different types of math lessons! Here are some ideas:

1. Have the students go home and measure a room of their house (with the help of an adult). If they don't have a measuring tape at their house, you can let them measure the classroom instead. 

2. Let the students design their dream house on graph paper. This could work on shapes, dimensions, length/width, measuring, and working with scale.

3. Have the students use Legos to design a bridge, house, or other structure.

 

ATOS Reading Level: 4.1

Lexile: AD 850L

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review 2016-10-10 22:57
Ada Twist, Scientist
Ada Twist, Scientist - Andrea Beaty,David Roberts

Visually exciting art with plenty of things for kids to look at over many readings. Really nice message about curiosity and embracing young scientific minds.

(Got to meet this author at the MPIBA trade show Fall 2016.)

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review 2015-10-06 22:44
Rosie Revere, Engineer - Andrea Beaty,David Roberts

Smooth narration that gives an important message. Interesting illustrations and a great group of characters. This is a very well done children's book.

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