Baby book review: Georgia’s Terrific, Colorific Experiment by Zoe Persico

Baby librarian Marian and her mommy Margaret review the artistic picture book Georgia’s Terrific, Colorific Experiment by Zoe Persico.

Cover of Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment


Marian reviews Georgia’s Terrific, Colorific Experiment

Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment: MarianMy favorite part of this book are all the colors! I don’t know why Georgia doesn’t like art; it’s so pretty, and it can produce all the pretty pictures in this book. Mommy says that picture book illustrators are artists, and that my daddy is an artist too. That makes it even more confusing why Georgia doesn’t like art, because my daddy is the best person ever. I must admit, I don’t understand how art is made. Whenever Mommy or Daddy get out the crayons, I start eating them. They’re just so yummy, and they feel good on my teeth! But they won’t let me eat them, and they always take them away unless I’m sneaky about it.

I don’t really understand what science is either, which is what Georgia wants to do all the time instead of art. Mommy says it’s like when I try to fit lids on my sippy cups and Mommy’s water bottles. I test to see which lids work on which containers. I do really like that game. I’m actually not sure which I like better–art or science–so I guess it’s good that in the end, Georgia decides she likes both. I think maybe Georgia just needed a nap. Sometimes, I get really cranky like she does when I haven’t had a nap in a while, and I yell at Mommy even though I’m not actually mad at Mommy.

I recommend this book because of all the pretty colors.

Margaret reviews Georgia’s Terrific, Colorific Experiment

I love science and I love art, and I don’t think they should be mutually exclusive, and that’s what this book is all about. Art and science can coexist and feed off one another. Science can make art better, and art can make science better. Terrific! But Georgia doesn’t realize that at first, and it puts her at odds with her artistic family when she decides she wants to be a scientist. She refuses to accept their advice, and just wants to do it by herself! Sound familiar? Honestly, I am still like this sometimes. And I can see the early signs that Marian will be too. Sometimes, she will fully turn away from me when I’m trying to show her how to do something! She won’t fuss or complain–just ignore me. Sigh.

However, Georgia eventually comes to her senses and realizes she needs some creative inspiration for her science experiment to work. And back to her family she goes, and with their help, she creates a colorific experiment.

The art in this is vibrant, done in shades of purple and pink. Georgia is sooo cute and I love her glasses. I’d recommend this book for early elementary ages, though Marian at 17 months enjoys it! Well, we have to read it in installments.

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