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Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  228 ratings  ·  42 reviews
In this empowering picture book with a STEM focus, Charlotte, a budding bunny scientist, ignores the doubters and confidently finds a cure to the mysterious malady affecting the forest.
The animals of the forest are all getting sick and no one can figure out why. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery and help her friends and family, Charlotte dives into some serio
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 12th 2019 by Clarion Books
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Ms. B
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, picture
Girl power + science vocabulary = Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure
As a doctor and scientist, can young Charlotte figure out what's ailing Grandpa and the other forest critters to create a cure?
Edward Sullivan
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Budding bunny scientis Charlotte uses the scieentific method to finds a cure to a mysterious malady affecting fellow forest critters.
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime
While caving to the animals instead of diversity trope, this story pushes a female bunny to the front of an adorable story. Charlotte is supported by her family and it had a great girl power message. Plus the illustrations were really cute too. Lots of fun words to talk about with kids too. Would be great for a preschool story time.
Chance Lee
Aug 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-it
Basic text accompanies colorful illustrations and an empowering story, especially when it comes to encouraging young girls to explore science. Vocabulary in the back, and fun humor sprinkled throughout!
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. It feels like it was filling a void in this current STEM movement.
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pre-k-bookshelf
Picture Book

In this book we meet Charlotte. She is a young bunny who is a scientist - she loves research, experiments, and solving problems. Her family is rather large and just got bigger because her grandpa has come to live with them. Grandpa is a highly respected rabbit and he loves that Charlotte is so interested in science - he encourages and tells her he knows she will make a difference. However, one day, nearly all of the animals in the forest get sick. Charlotte is determined to find
Michelle (FabBookReviews)

4.5 stars

Bunny rabbit Charlotte, who readers first met in the terrific tale Charlotte the Scientist is Squished, returns in author Camille Andros and illustrator Brianne Farley's delightful and bright Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure. When an icky illness spreads and makes almost everyone in the forest sick, Charlotte is determined to find the cause and cure. Even as grownups erroneously belittle Charlotte's scientific work, she takes stock (as well as inspiration from her beloved Grandpa) a
Ms Threlkeld
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Charlotte the Scientist is back and she's ready to tackle the mysterious malady that has infected many of her woodland neighbors. She conducts patient interviews, collects samples, and even puts the sick creatures in quarantine, but she can't figure out what's causing the illness. A team of doctors arrives to investigate and ignores Charlotte's extensive research because she's just a kid. Undeterred, Charlotte continues to ponder the root of the problem. Could it be the funky-shaped carrots bein ...more
Jan 20, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: science
It's fun to see the data collection and analysis here! (Though some more detail would have made the analysis more robust.) But the same scientist doing the medical data collection, data analysis, diagnosis of the problem, solving the underlying botanical issue, and administering new crops as a cure is a *lot*. (It would also be weird for the new fine carrots to be a cure.)

I wish we had gotten some circling back to the idea of people dismissing Charlotte and her having valuable information and in
Raven Black
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a cozy book about "just because you're small you can do big things." Perhaps it gives unrealistic expectations (how many "little kids" could figure out a cure for an illness?), but if you talk with the child about limitations, that should not be an issue. However, the buzz phrase "STEM focus" and the "girl power" theme will either turn you on or off to it. The glossary in the back is helpful. ...more
Sarah Adamson
This is an excellent picture book for young readers with an interest in STEM. The book basically explains an investigation of an epidemic along with analysis of data, a clinical trial, a search for a cure and analytical review of a cure - all with a cute bunny and no use of complicated technical terms!
Perfect for Prek-1st grade although my 3rd grader actually picked it up and read it in about 5 minutes and loved it! :)
Allison Nicholas
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Modern Fantasy

This was a very empowering story about a small rabbit who saved the day despite being told that she was too young to. do so. I liked that it included elements of a young female scientist, because little girls growing up in this age need to know that they are able to do whatever they put their mind too. The only thing that I disliked about this book was that it contained quite a complex vocabulary that would be difficult for some primary-age kids to understand.
Jo Oehrlein
Jan 19, 2021 rated it liked it
Maybe hits a little too close right now, especially the part about quarantining (and people not willing to stay put).

Charlotte uses data to find out what's causing the illness and THEN cures the carrots, too. It's a lot to be good enough to solve a medical problem AND resolve a botanical one.

Of course, the interesting thing is how Charlotte knew/realized to ask people what they'd been eating.....
May 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Can a young bunny solve a forest crisis?

You bet she can!

Charlotte is science savvy. She follows the scientific method to discover why her family and criends are sick. Then she uses those findings to save the day, inspitw of dismissive experts. She can make a difference.

The illustrations are playful and precise with beautiful colors. And as always, a glossary + explanations included at the end are in line with my book love language.
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
children's picture book (female bunny scientist solves medical mystery, with vocabulary list, kindergarten and up)
strong female character, but the story was a little dry. Might be good for kids who LOVE science? or kids who want to know what a clinical trial is.
Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Does what it says on the tin and quite pleasantly. Good representation of science with references to research, correlation and testing a hypothesis. THere was a slam against adult scientists but I guess that adds to the kid appeal. The adults do seem to all be morons.
Age: Older preschool-2nd grade
Animals: Bunnies
Emotions: Persistence
STEM: Medical science & laboratory science

An inquisitive and persistent bunny strives to solve a rampant illness that is affecting her fluffle of bunnies and other forest creatures.
Samantha Ballars
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
grade range : kindergarten- 3rd grade
Genre: fiction
This is a very good book to read to a group of students in a pass time. It includes some things about science related things and has animals involved with it. If you like pretty pictures and animals this book is for you!
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
My daughter loved this story. She wanted me to read it over and over. I would give it five stars from her perspective; four from mine because it wasn't the smoothest read and some of the word choices were odd. ...more
John Merriam
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: stem
Such a cute story!! Kiddo wants to be a scientist and we have been inspired by the amazing Jessica Malaty Rivera, so we have been reading all the science books!!

Especially given the current environment and all of our family starting to get the "super hero shots" kiddo really enjoyed this book.
Sarah Wyatt
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Did a great job of walking through the scientific process without sounding like a boring non-fiction book.
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
There is a glossary at the back--"In the Lab with Charlotte"--that defines scientific terms. ...more
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I like this book even more than the first!
3 1/2 stars. STEM book. Girl rabbit finds cure for sick animals in forest using scientific method. Geared more for a lapsit or school age crowd rather then a story time.
Bridget Neace
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Liked it's precursor more than this one, but still an enjoyable read. ...more
Mary Lee
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Yay, Charlotte!
Kimberly Wright Oelkers
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book, stem
Grandpa is doing a TED talk!
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charlotte is a bunny who, through the encouragement of her grandfather, perseveres in finding a cure for the illness that is striking down many forest friends.
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best Children's picture books I have read in awhile. Very intelligent and even has a glossary at the end of the book so that children can learn basic scientific terms. ...more
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: child-literature
A rabbit follows the scientific method to determine what caused the problem of ill animals. Very cute and detailed drawings. Fun story includes some potty humor.
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