Friday, January 15, 2016
Review: Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo's Saturn Surprise by Dr. Oneeka Williams/ Illustrated by Valerie Bouthyette
The rings of Saturn go round and round, Disappeared one day and could not be found. To put them back, just take a chance, And join me in the Saturn Dance! Meet Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo- 9-year-old girl Super Surgeon on the Go. Born with supernatural powers from electrical energy, she jets around the Universe fixing problems with her gifted hands. Dr. Dee Dees, and cousin Lukass, visit to the Island of Positivity Planetarium is interrupted when Gordon the Gullible Globe sounds the alarm that Saturns rings have disappeared. Dr. Dee Dee is skeptical but mobilizes her team of assistants and instruments for a mission to Saturn. Oh boy! Is she SURPRISED when she arrives at Saturn!
Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo is not your normal everyday action hero. She is young girl who lives with her mom and dad but just happens to also be a surgeon who goes and fixes planetary problems. In this case, Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo has to fix Saturn and its rings.
When she arrives, the rings are all out of whack and complaining about Saturn. They decide that they want to have their own space and moons. What is Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo to do? Well, fix it, that's what!
With the help of her medical bag friends, a grumpy Koala Bear named Kyle, and her cousin,
she manages to save the day and Saturn appreciates his rings so much better.
I loved that real up-to-date scientific evidence and terms was introduced into this book which included satellites and the moon names. Science is made fun with this book!
This book is targeted for 6-12 year olds and is aligned with Common Core for the sciences in schools. Some words are a bit difficult to pronounce and read but the author does provides a glossary reference in the back as well as words for learning. In addition, the author has added discovery questions and a math challenging page. This would be perfect for homeschoolers too.
Among the author's goal by writing this book series was to introduce young girls in particular to the sciences and to give strong, positive role model for girls of all colors. She accomplished this quite well with sporadic bit of scientific information throughout the book. With the two books I read before, I was not sure that children could tell between fact and fiction. This time, I think the author addressed that issue quite well.
Well done and 5 stars from me.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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