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Cece Loves Science
Contributor(s): Derting, Kimberly, Johannes, Shelli R., Harrison, Vashti (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0062499602     ISBN-13: 9780062499608
Publisher: Greenwillow
    OUR PRICE: $16.20  
Product Type: School And Library
Published: June 2018
Annotation: Cece, a budding and inquisitive scientist, and her equally curious best friend Isaac conduct experiments to see whether Luna's dog Einstein will eat his vegetables.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Science projects; Fiction.
Scientists; Fiction.
Dogs; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Nature & The Natural World
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Pets
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2017043503
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Cece Loves Science
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.75" H x 9.75" W x 0.25" (0.90 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2018 May)

K-Gr 3—Budding scientist Cece is always asking questions such as "Why?" "How?" and "What if?" Excited by her teacher's assignment to find and investigate a question, she pairs up with a partner, Isaac, to brainstorm ideas, come up with a question, make observations, test possibilities (variables), interpret their data, and make a conclusion. Their question is "Do dogs eat vegetables?" and her dog Einstein is their subject. They try out different vegetables, but Einstein turns up his nose at them all. Harrison's animation-style digital illustrations—a mix of vignettes, full pages and spreads—show a long-haired, brown-skinned girl, her mixed-race family, her lighter-skinned friend, and an adorable terrier. Several of the pages show the questions and their answers on "Ms. Curie's Science Project Worksheet." Cece's disappointment at the uninteresting results of her project is contrasted, on a facing page, with a portrait of a brainstorm, possibly suggested by her banana dessert. Einstein does eat vegetables in smoothies. The story includes images of an inviting science classroom and mentions a variety of sciences and a range of scientists diverse in race and gender. VERDICT Words and pictures combine to make smooth blend of entertainment and education that may be useful in early elementary classrooms. An appealing concoction.—Kathleen Isaacs, Children's Literature Specialist, Pasadena, MD

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