Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants (The Questioneers, #2)
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In Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants, Ada must rely on her curious mind, her brave spirit, and her best pals Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck to solve a mystery in her own backyard.
Ada Twist is full of questions. A scientist to her very core, Ada asks why again and again. One question always leads to another until she’s off on a journey of discovery! When Rosie Revere’s Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it’s up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what’s the best plan for getting him down?
However, soon, she finds out there is a problem- an uncle wearing helium-filled pants has floated away. Ada is ready to use science to explain the problem and identify potential solutions. Luckily, science can save the day- with the help of Ada and her friends and family. Ada also takes the opportunity to identify some birds that the uncle sees on his perilous journey.
What I loved: So much about this book is amazing! It's humorous and certainly giggle-worthy. The illustrations are also perfectly suited to the text and add some extra fun to this book. The best part is the depiction of science and the scientific method so perfectly! As a scientist myself, it was fantastic to get to see children excited about science and to teach them so easily about how to employ scientific experiments in their own lives (but making sure they ask before borrowing people's things, of course). Thus, this is a great book for children broadly as they can learn and get excited about science in a really approachable way.
Final verdict: A delightful celebration of STEM with a tenacious main character, ADA TWIST AND THE PERILOUS PANTS is a fantastic read for elementary school aged children who will giggle at the plot while learning how the scientific method can be enjoyable! Highly recommend for chapter book readers who like great images, strong characters, and a funny plot!