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Review Date: March 29th, 2019
Written by: Zoe Persico
Is it possible for science and art to really mix? Georgia wants to be a scientist, and a great one at that. But in order to become a great scientist, she must first create her own, unique experiment. Her mother, father, grandma, and brother all want to help, but they’re artists. How could they possibly help her with science? Everyone knows art and science just don’t go together!
As Georgia struggles to create her experiment, she learns that sometimes science, too, can be a work of art.
This is one of the most beautiful books we own. I want to pull apart the book and frame every page. I won’t, though. I’ll just read it a lot so I can look at the artwork all the time! Not to derail this review, but this is the level of artwork I am aspiring to for my own children’s book. It’s a high bar. But this artwork just blows me away. And for me that is a really big indicating factor for whether or not I buy a children’s book. Obviously, the story has to be good, too, but the art is a big factor.
That said, on to the story! And I have to say, I really love this story as well. As an artist, you might be surprised to hear that when I was growing up, I looooved science. In fact, I remember being in sixth grade and telling my friend that I wanted to illustrate science books and fuse the two. So this book really hits a soft spot in my heart. It’s about a girl who loves science but her entire family is made up of artists (a really nice role reversal, as usually the odd one out is an artist). She’s trying to find her own place in the world and her family as a scientist, and she stubbornly doesn’t want the help of her family, as she doesn’t see the value of their help to her. But she slowly comes to realize that art and science can be pretty amazing when they come together.
Guys, I love this book. That’s all there is to it. Love it.
- Font Readability: 10/10
- Kid Engagement: 10/10
- Mommy Engagement: 10/10