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|Cece loves science and adventure|
Author: Derting, Kimberly
When Cece and her Adventure Girls troop face a sudden thunderstorm, they use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve problems and make their way safely back to camp.
Cece Loves Science, 2
Kirkus Reviews (04/01/19)
School Library Journal (06/01/19)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 06/01/2019 K-Gr 3—Readers see Cece's scientific bent on the opening spread where she wears a lab coat and safety goggles, but they also learn that she enjoys earning Adventure Girl pins. Her attempts to earn previous pins offer humorous moments, such as when "the dance lesson totally tripped her up" or the sewing challenge "had her in stitches." A troop outing gives Cece and her friends a chance to earn their camping pins as the girls head out to the park with their leader and mascot (Cece's mom and her dog Einstein). When a sudden storm causes some difficulties, the girls use teamwork to salvage their camping trip. The story shows how STEM skills mesh together in a problem situation with each discipline playing an integral part of the solution. Warm illustrations show the adventurers creating a map to their campsite, taking a selfie, and other memorable moments. The array of adept female characters are sure to become reader favorites, as will Einstein. Back matter includes a list of "Cece's Science Facts," which explain some of the terms and concepts like time stamp and GPS. VERDICT A wonderful book for fans of Ada Twist; it is also perfect for a STEM read-aloud.—Suzanne Costner, Fairview Elementary School, Maryville, TN - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 06/01/2019 Cece takes her love of science outdoors to earn an Adventure Girls camping pin. Cece’s mom and Einstein the dog accompany Cece and her friends to a forest campground, where they set up their tent and go on a nature hike. Cece takes photos of landmarks along the trail (and silly selfies). However, the hike is cut short when a storm brews and the GPS dies. The girls build a shelter with rain ponchos as they strategize how to find their campsite. The Adventure Girls map out their path by referring to the digital photos and timestamps. Upon their return, they discover tracks in the mud indicating a forest creature has stolen their marshmallows—a crucial s’mores ingredient! Cece and her friends celebrate earning their camping pins—plus STEM and teamwork pins—with chocolate graham cracker sandwiches instead. This story depicts ethnically diverse girls who are smart, confident, and resourceful. The cheerful, cartoon-like digital illustrations match the characters’ can-do attitude. An empowering picture book that demonstrates the usefulness of STEM skills and will appeal to kids who love exploring nature. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.