Calling all STEM lovers! Or, for that matter, calling any kid who loves science experiments (which basically means all kids, right?) Charlotte the Scientist is Squished, written by Camille Andros and delightfully illustrated by Brianne Farley, is the perfect book for you. We are in love with this story-- and so thrilled with its leading lady rabbit and her big, big ideas!
In Charlotte the Scientist is Squished, Charlotte is a scientist who loves to conduct experiments. And she doesn't do them haphazardly- she always follows the scientific method to ensure she tackles her undertakings in the most thorough manner possible. So just what is her problem? Well, to put it simply, she's squished. She lives in a home with lots of brothers and sisters, and she can't seem to make any space for herself to practice being a real scientist. So Charlotte does what she does best in an effort to reach a perfect conclusion: she painstakingly applies the scientific method to her problem.
What is the result of Andros and Farley's collaboration? An absolutely darling picture book sure to warm hearts, inspire curiosity and elicit lots and lots of giggles. We absolutely adore the way Charlotte the Scientist is Squished teaches kids an important process for experimentation that will grow with them as their own questions and hypotheses become more and more challenging. Andros takes a practical skill and applies it to her story adeptly, with such charm and spunk, that kids won't even realize how much they are picking up as they read. You just can't beat a book that is equal parts educational and adorable and will have kids laughing and learning at the same time. Two huge, enthusiastic trunks up for this one. We are absolutely crazy about this book and can't rave about it enough.
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