|I Want To Be A Scientist (I Can Read! Level 1, I can read book. Level 3)|
Author: Driscoll, Laura
Takes readers on a research boat to the North Pole where they learn all about the different types of scientists they can be! (Postponed from Fall 2023)
School Library Journal (12/01/23)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 12/01/2023 K-Gr 2—This early reader opens with a young person who uses crutches accompanying their mom on a research trip to the North Pole. The main character invites readers along on this trip and explains different practices of research scientists. "Like all scientists, they watch, listen, and collect facts. They test ideas to see if they are right. Some scientists try to find the cause of a problem. Some of them try to solve problems. All scientists want to learn more about our world." Digital illustrations look like watercolors, showcasing the artist's style with shadow, texture, and depth. The characters are racially diverse and there is inclusion of disability but not much variation of body type. Driscoll distills complicated ideas about science professions into simple sentences for understanding and readability. The "I Can Read My Community" series explores professions such as engineer, firefighter, and veterinarian. VERDICT A good choice as part of a series that can help establish a core collection of early reader titles.—Ellen Williams - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.