GEORGIA'S TERRIFIC, COLORIFIC EXPERIMENT by Zoe Persico

GEORGIA'S TERRIFIC, COLORIFIC EXPERIMENT

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Age Range: 5 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Georgia is a science lover stuck in a family of artists—but can art and science work together to make something greater than the sum of its parts?

Science fascinates Georgia, “from the vastness of the cosmos to the cell structures of plants and animals.” She admires the scientific experiments of the greats, such as Curie, Galileo, and Newton. One day, she is inspired to create her own unique experiment, but when she tells her family about her idea, they all offer help of the artistic variety. Georgia does not think art will help her scientific pursuits. After a shouting match with her brother, she stalks off to her lab. When inspiration fails to strike, she realizes that trying something new requires creativity…and that science has more in common with art than she thought. Georgia and her family find common ground and help each other in their pursuits. Rainbows of color in streaks, shapes, and swirls fill each busy spread. Georgia and family are various shades of brown with wavy hair. While real children are constantly experimenting, the idea of being a “TRUE scientist” will resonate with some, as will the story of finding common ground after feeling at odds. There is no backmatter about the scientific content, so this book will work best when paired with other selections for more explicit introductions.

Emotionally satisfying and visually appealing, Georgia’s story is fun to peruse. (Picture book. 5-9)

Pub Date: April 2nd, 2019
ISBN: 978-0-7624-6524-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Running Press Kids
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2019




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