|Charlotte the scientist is squished (Charlotte The Scientist)|
Author: Andros, Camille
Charlotte, a serious scientist and a bunny, uses the scientific method to solve her problem: being squished by her many brothers and sisters.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.00
Points: .5 Quiz: 189519
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 3.40
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 75323
Kirkus Reviews (02/15/17)
School Library Journal (+) (06/01/17)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 04/15/2017 Charlotte is no ordinary rabbit; she’s a serious scientist who loves to solve problems. Her latest one is a doozy: her family is huge and their burrow is tiny, so Charlotte has no room to conduct her experiments. Using the scientific method, Charlotte tries to solve her problem, and the first step is to ask a question: “How can I get some space around here?!” Her first couple of hypotheses don’t pan out, but then she lands on a brilliant idea: “If she was going to get some space . . . she would have to go there.” Then, she zips off to the moon in a carrot-shaped rocket, but soon she discovers a new problem: “Space was lonely!” Andros’ science-laced text and Farley’s animated scenes, replete with amusing antics and hilarious facial expressions, will get kids laughing and learning. Closes with a detailed explanation of the method, as well as an invitation for readers to submit their own stories about using the scientific method. This playful lesson on problem solving is packed with charm. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 06/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2—Young rabbit Charlotte considers herself a serious scientist, complete with a lab coat and goggles, a clipboard, and a healthy understanding of the scientific method. There's just one small detail holding her back: her large, rambunctious bunny family. Tired of being squished at the dinner table and finding her beloved beakers and test tubes accidentally broken, Charlotte hypothesizes, experiments, and observes her way to a solution: a carrot-shaped spaceship for one, of course. But when loneliness gets the best of her, it's "time for more experiments!" This picture book debut is a smart tale of familial frustrations and resulting ingenuity that's sure to resonate with makers and readers with their own share of pesky siblings. Farley's illustrations—done in charcoal, pencil, and ink on paper and colored digitally—are filled with humorous touches that invite repeat viewing (watch how Charlotte's bunny ears communicate her feelings). The use of pastel colors and black outlines adeptly mirrors the tone, light but not precious. Select pages include the appropriate step in the scientific method ("Step 2: Form a Hypothesis"), and cutaways to Charlotte's clipboard help to reinforce how the process works. An ending spread, "In the Lab with Charlotte," breaks down each step, with a reference to where it occurs in the story, making this title ideal for sharing one-on-one or with a small group. VERDICT Perfect for aspiring scientists and fans of Vera Brosgol's Leave Me Alone!—and a fine addition to picture book collections.—Della Farrell, School Library Journal - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.