The Resource Wanda's better way, written by Laura Pedersen ; illustrated by Penny Weber

Wanda's better way, written by Laura Pedersen ; illustrated by Penny Weber

Label
Wanda's better way
Title
Wanda's better way
Statement of responsibility
written by Laura Pedersen ; illustrated by Penny Weber
Title variation
Wandas better way
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With the school career fair coming up young Wanda needs to decide what she wants to be, but as she considers the suggestions of her parents and teachers, she realizes that what she really wants is to invent better ways to do things
Illustration
Review
A child discovers that she has a special gift for spotting and solving engineering problems. In her realistic illustrations, Weber emphasizes close-ups of the young inventor's mobile expressions—and light bulbs going off overhead as she visits in turn each member of her mixed-race family. Light-skinned Wanda has no interest in joining her darker brother's dance class, but inspiration strikes when she sees how cluttered the dressing room is, and she strings a clothesline that neatly gets all the loose clothing off the floor. Likewise, an aversion to bugs derails a mild wish to be a landscape designer like her mom, a black woman with hair in partial cornrows, but she concocts an effective squirrel barrier for a bird feeder with a disposable aluminum pan. She then joins her white dad in the kitchen and, after failing to separate egg yolks and whites by hand, thinks up a faster way that she later leverages into a science-fair project. Wanda's technique of using a squeeze bottle to create a partial vacuum is feasible though not described (or very clearly depicted), but for budding experimenters eager to tackle this or other "problems" Pedersen concludes with a summary version of the scientific method. Bright encouragement for young scientists and makers. (Picture book. 6-8)(Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10577090
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pedersen, Laura
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weber, Penny
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inventors
  • Inventions
  • Occupations
  • Picture books
  • Inventors
  • Inventions
  • Occupations
  • Picture books
  • Inventions
  • Inventors
  • Occupations
Target audience
primary
Label
Wanda's better way, written by Laura Pedersen ; illustrated by Penny Weber
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1898210
Dimensions
24 x 24 cm
Extent
37 pages
Isbn
9781682750148
Lccn
2017013528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781682750148
  • (OCoLC)961409170
Label
Wanda's better way, written by Laura Pedersen ; illustrated by Penny Weber
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1898210
Dimensions
24 x 24 cm
Extent
37 pages
Isbn
9781682750148
Lccn
2017013528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781682750148
  • (OCoLC)961409170

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