Subtitle: Book 1
By: Charlotte Barkla
Genre: YFS - School stories (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Penguin Australia
Published: 4 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9781760891770


I'm Edie and I love science. So I when I started at a new school, I decided it could be one giant experiment.

Can I give you some advice? Avoid sliming your entire classroom. You could end up in trouble with your teacher, your new classmates and the principal.

Between the great slime fiasco, the apology cookie surprise and the wrinkle cream mix-up, I've discovered making friends isn't an exact science!

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Edie loves science. She also loves experiments, especially with her best friend Winnie. When Edie's family moves house she has to start a new school and make new friends. Edie quickly discovers this is not at all as easy as it seems. Will her experiments make her new friends or alienate them?

This is a fun read about starting over at a new school and finding new friends. Edie is a very lovable character, especially her ability to try and see the best in everything. Readers will also love her  experiments (which unfortunately do not always turn out as intended!).

A perfect novel to link with STEM themes at school, and encourage readers to have a go and be themselves.

A great read, that will most appeal to girls in Years 5 + 6.

Reviewed by Michelle

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