1. Ada Marie: Such an inspiring character named for two groundbreaking scientists- Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie.
2. Illustrations: David Roberts never disappoints. His watercolors bring Ada and her experiments to life. The details on each page could keep you occupied for hours. The Great Thinking Hall page is especially fabulous.
3. Rhyme: Andrea Beaty you had me at "Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs up inside of your nose?" Spot on, funny, inspiring, imaginative. I am in awe of such beautiful rhyme.
4. Questions Lead to Quests: Ada's first word is "Why?" followed by what, how, and when. Those questions lead her on quests, seeking out the answers. Such a great message for all kids to hear.
5. Vocabulary: I love books that aren't afraid to teach kids fabulous words. Hypothesis, cologne, queried, pungent...
Parents: If you've read Iggy Peck, Architect and/or Rosie Revere, Engineer then you MUST read this book. If you haven't read them...what are you waiting for? These are gems! I mean it!
Teachers: This book is a perfect way to introduce the scientific method to those youngsters.
Writers: How to write great rhyme; strong characters