ADA TWIST AND THE PERILOUS PANTALOONS : The Questioneers Book #2
The Questioneers Book #2
Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
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? In this new chapter-book adventure, 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.
Beaty's Questioneers series introduces children to real science, with characters who are curious about how the world works. Ada Twist is an aspiring scientist who conducts experiments and reads facts to find out the answers to her questions. Her friends are Iggy, architect-to-be, and Rosie, a budding engineer. In this story, wondering why her mother's hot coffee smells stronger than her father's iced coffee leads Ada to discoveries about how gases and molecules move when heated. This, along with investigating how forces operate, enables her to rescue her Uncle Ned when he drifts away in his helium-filled trousers. The story, and Roberts's stylish and comic illustrations, add fun and laughter to the acquisition of knowledge. Rarely is fiction so informative .' Sunday Times Culture Magazine ‘[Ada] is a wonderful role model, one who perseveres and works things out for herself, despite setbacks - and it's a fun read too. Brilliant!', Parents in Touch
Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, among other children's titles. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children's books, including Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. He lives in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.