What My Child Thought:
My daughter loves science projects and so this book was just for her. She loved the little girl’s great big ideas and how she took old things and made them new again.
What I Thought:
I really enjoyed Geraldine and the Most Spectacular Science Project. I liked the main character being a young female and focusing on science. That’s always great to see and offers a wonderful role model for a young child. I thought it was very pointed to have a flawed character that can succeed at things she is good at. The girl knows what she can do well and when a chance comes along for her to show people, she takes it! Not everyone is great at the same things in school and I like that this book focused on that. Overall, a wonderful book that my daughter and I both enjoyed reading!
Geraldine is always a bit of a funny girl at school. She comes up with funny ideas for people to do, but is seen as a bit of a goof-off because of it. At home, she spends her time taking apart all the old, discarded things from around the house and make new inventions with them.
Her teacher announces a science fair and first place wins a trophy! Geraldine is so excited and she races home to start on her project. It takes her a bit to come up with just the right idea, but she finally does and she works hard to make it her best work. She is so proud to take it to school and show everyone that she’s not just a goof-ball, she is great at something too.
This ARC was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. The book will publish on February 28, 2020.