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3 Reasons to Read My Dog is Not a Scientist


A Review of:

Author: Betsy Ellor

Illustrator: Luisa Vera

Publisher: Yeehoo Press, 2023


AMAZON COPY: A humorous, endearing story about a passionate, young scientist who is determined to achieve her goal--no matter what!


Yara is out to prove that she's the greatest scientist in town!


Her annoying neighbor Eddie always wins the Science Fair, but this year is going to be HER year. Like every good scientist, Yara starts with a question, makes observations, and comes up with a hypothesis . . . but each time she starts an experiment, her dog, Renzo, ruins it!


Could Renzo be up to something more than making trouble?


From Betsy Ellor and Luisa Vera comes a humorous, endearing story about a passionate, young scientist who is determined to achieve her goal--no matter what!


THREE REASONS TO READ:

  1. The story features a quirky and determined main character who kids will identify with and a problem that they can connect with. I often repeat this reason, but that's because it's absolutely essential. And thankfully, it's present in this book.

  2. As most wonderful STEM books do (or should), it introduces reasoning and problem navigating skills, as well as inspiration to do the best with what you have to work with.

  3. It's a fun story with a satisfying ending, and lots of laughs and takeaway value.


This story features humorous and kid-friendly art by Betsy Ellor from the cover to cover!


It does what every story should do -- entertains the reader while also subtly providing a learning or growing experience. It's full of engaging hooks - a dog, a main character you are rooting for, fun, SEL, STEM, mayhem, and an adversary who who you will want to see get his comeuppance! Will he? Read and see! You'll be happy you did!



REVIEW BY: Lynne Marie



Lynne Marie is the award-winning author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten -- art by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic 2011), Hedgehog's 100th Day of School -- art by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic 2017), The Star of the Christmas Play -- art by Lorna Hussey (Beaming Books 2018), Moldilocks and the 3 Scares -- art by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Sterling / Scholastic 2019) and Let’s Eat! Mealtime Around the World -- art by Parwinder Singh (Beaming Books 2019), The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project and The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project Coloring Book -- art by Wendy Fedan (Mac and Cheese Press 2022), The Palace Rat -- art by Eva Santana (Yeehoo Press 2023), BroomMates co-written with Brenda Sturgis and art by Nico Ecenarro (the Little Press 2024) and more, forthcoming.




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