Nonfiction Books Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist (19)

Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist (19)

Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist (19)
Item No. 36772
ISBN-13 978-1-58469-643-8
Format Book Farm Bound
Subject Fiction Picture Book Nonfiction Tie-In STEM Scientific Thinking Experiments
# of Pages 32
Size 10 1/2" x 9"
Author Allegra, Mike
Reading Interest PreK,K,1,2,3
Series Singles and Picture Books
Publisher Dawn Publications
Date Published 2019
Reviews / Awards Noted YES
Market price: $29.26, Save $7.31
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Zechel doesn’t depict a feasible eggapult, but she gives her furry, bright-eyed investigators plenty of personality via anthropomorphic expressions and gestures. Allegra piles on the backmatter, recapping and explaining each step of Scampers’ research, adding info-bits about owls and field mice, and closing with STEM enhancement activities. A buoyant tale of scientific enquiry fueled by a proper mix of curiosity and courage. (Picture book. 6-8)— Kirkus Reviews (December 15, 2018)

In this garden adventure with a surprising scientific twist, a mouse, Scampers, uses the powers of observation, investigation, and methodical research skills to save hungry mice from a fierce owl standing guard over the fruits and vegetables. It’s an entertaining read aloud with detailed artwork and fun nature facts. Students and teachers of all ages will enjoy this introduction to science and engineering practices, complete with STEM activities and literary connections for extended fun in the classroom or backyard.— Foreword Reviews (January/February 2019)

This charming tale will delight kids, teachers, and parents alike! The fun begins as an inquisitive little mouse uses science to solve a mystery. A clever twist at the end will no doubt inspire discussions with children about the value of creativity and perseverance.— Karen Ansberry, author of the Picture-Perfect Science series of books, including Picture-Perfect STEM Science Lessons, K-2 and 3-5

Scampers is no ordinary mouse. She’s curious. She asks questions. And she experiments. In short, she thinks like a scientist! Her friend Nibbles, reluctantly joins her as they set out to discover the truth about the owl in the garden. Children will enjoy the jaunty dialogue and whimsical illustrations, and along the way they’ll learn how think like a scientist, too!