Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment

by Zoe Persico (Author)

Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Science and art come together in this colorful and empowering picture book about a strong minded girl scientist and her artist family.

Is it possible for science and art to really mix?

Georgia wants to be a scientist, and a great one at that. But in order become a great scientist, she must first create her own, unique experiment. Her mother, father, grandma, and brother all want to help, but they're artists. How could they possibly help her with science? Everyone knows art and science just don't go together!

As Georgia struggles to create her unique experiment, she eventually learns that sometimes science, too, can be a work of art.

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2-Georgia is a young girl who is not like her family. Her parents, grandmother, and brother have an artistic bent. They love to paint, draw, sculpt, and cut. Even the family dog has creative ideas. But Georgia wants to be a scientist. She loves space, animals, and plants. She's intrigued by the scientists she learns about, like Marie Curie, Isaac Newton, and Galileo. When Georgia wants to create her own experiment, her family is more than ready to lend a helping hand. They offer to help her sketch her plan out and add color. Or maybe she could sculpt something cool for the experiment. This is too much for Georgia to take. She tells them art has nothing to do with science and storms off. Perhaps there is a way science and art can be combined—with some help from those who love her. The connections made between science and art provide perfect teaching opportunities. The illustrations are wildly imaginative and full of vivid colors. Images swirl around Georgia as she ponders fascinating science topics and potential experiments. VERDICT This book is a welcome addition to any collection. It's bound to appeal to budding artists and curious young science lovers alike.-Barbara Spiri, Southborough Library, MA

Copyright 2019 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

Emotionally satisfying and visually appealing, Georgia's story is fun to peruse.—Kirkus Reviews
Zoe Persico
Zoe Persico is an illustrator with a love for everything cute, colorful, and full of whimsy. She finds inspiration for her work in many places, but some of her favorites include hiking through nature, watching storms roll by, and playing Dungeons & Dragons. Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment is her authorial debut. She currently resides in Michigan.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
April 20, 2019

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