Meet Ada Twist: the plucky new science heroine

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 30 August 2016

20 mins

Beautiful illustrations, humorous and clever rhyme, strong young characters; Andrea Beaty’s books have all the ingredients for a wonderful storybook.

Andrea herself joins us on the line, and she introduces her new science-loving heroine, Ada Twist. She also shares the inspiration for Iggy Peck Architect and Rosie Revere Engineer, her well-loved characters known across the globe.

Ada Twist, Scientist is available in Australia on Thursday September 1, head to www.andreabeaty.com for more.

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