|Dragons vs. unicorns (Kate The Chemist)|
Author: Biberdorf, Kate
Fifth grader Kate the Chemist is chosen to be the assistant director of the school play Dragons vs. Unicorns and has to use her science knowledge to find out who is trying to sabotage the show.
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Kirkus Reviews (03/15/20)
School Library Journal (03/01/20)
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School Library Journal - 03/01/2020 Gr 2–5—Kate lives and breathes science and chemistry—literally! After a successful attempt to breathe fire during her after-school chemistry club session, Kate thinks a science camp would be just the ticket to enjoying her fall break. Instead, her friends and her principal mom encourage her to join the drama camp, where Kate snags the coveted assistant director position. After a few disasters, including a glue mishap, Kate realizes someone is trying to sabotage her. Using hypotheses and scientific methods, Kate is on the case to uncover the saboteur before the opening night play becomes a failure. What she ultimately discovers, however, is something much more important and timely. VERDICT This title, which features playfully worded definitions sprinkled throughout, proves that science and fun go together like molecules in a polymer. A delightful addition to early middle grade collections.—Amanda C. Buschmann, Carroll Elementary School, Houston - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 03/15/2020 Fifth-grader Kate absolutely loves chemistry! But chemistry can't help her figure out what to do with her friends over fall break. When one of her best friends announces that the Drama Club is putting on a musical called Dragons Vs. Unicorns and they need an assistant director, Kate is intrigued. To her surprise, she lands the job! Unfortunately for her, someone is out to sabotage her best efforts at doing a great job. Can Kate use her chemistry knowledge to find out who is playing tricks on her and trying to sabotage the show? And, most important, can chemistry help her figure out how to get those unicorn horns to stick and her dragon cast to breathe fire? This is a fun read that weaves science concepts throughout the story. Kids will enjoy reading about Kate’s antics and will love trying out the chemistry project included at the end of the story. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.
Booklist - 03/15/2020 - Copyright 2020 Booklist.