ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST: THE WHY FILES #1: EXPLORING FLIGHT! (THE QUESTIONEERS), by Andrea Beaty, Dr. Theanne Griffith, Amulet Books, Dec. 14, 2021, Hardcover, $12.99 (ages 5-8)
Ask questions with Ada Twist in the first book of a new nonfiction early reader series, The Why Files: Exploring Flight, by Andrea Beaty and Dr. Theanne Griffith.
Why do airplanes look the way they do? Why can’t birds fly when they’re first born? And why do some paper planes fly farther than others?
Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files is the perfect nonfiction resource for all these questions and more. Discover everything there is to know about flight from Ada Twist, Scientist—from information about creatures that fly, to the history of aircrafts, to modern technology that allows us to soar through the air faster than ever! —Synopsis provided by Amulet Books
The Why Files: Exploring Flight is a full-color early reader that sits well within The Questioneers picture and chapter books.
In this book, Ada guides readers through the science behind flight. Authors Andrea Beaty and Dr. Theanne Griffith present the science with clear and accessible text that brings the concepts to life. Vocabulary is bolded throughout, highlighting key terms, and bright, bold illustrations and photographs draw readers in.
Without David Roberts’ expressive illustrations, The Why Files: Exploring Flight doesn’t quite have the same charm as the other books in the series. Its overall style is more closely aligned with the Ada Twist, Scientist Netflix series, which has a more cartoon-like feel. But because the book is nonfiction, this stylistic difference is not as jarring as you might think.
Fans of both the books and the Netflix series should enjoy this latest Questioneers offering.