DuPage Children’s Museum brings questioners’ books to life


“I have always had a soft spot for this place. So to think that this group of talented people would come up with an exhibition for these books was beyond my imagination. It was wonderful, ”said Andrea Beaty, author of the Questioneers book series.

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The DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) presents a new exhibit that brings the characters of this author of children’s books to life. “The Questioneers are a series of books about passion, curiosity, bravery, art and creativity,” said Beaty. “Just really the traits that every child has.”

The Naperville-based author explores these traits with Iggy Peck, architect, Sofia Valdez, Future Prez, Ada Twist, scientist, and Rosie Revere, engineer.

“It was such a natural fit. And with Andrea Beaty being an author based here in Naperville, the New York Times bestselling books align directly with our mission and vision, ”said Andrea Wiles, President and CEO of DuPage Children’s Museum. “I mean we all want to foster joyful discovery and learning and that’s 100% about what all of these characters are. Ada and Iggy and Sofia and Rosie. They want to have fun and experience the world around them, and that’s DCM.

Each character is different and unique in their own way. And that’s thanks to the books’ illustrator, David Roberts. “I love it so much because when I go to school I look and it’s the same class of kids looking at me where there are always so many types of kids,” Beaty said. “It’s so important for every child to see themselves, to see their family, to see their community, to see a connection to their real life in the books. “

Exhibition of questioners

Children visiting “The Questioners: Read. Question. Think. Play! ”Will be able to interact with the characters and put themselves in their shoes through hands-on experiences. In addition to books, Ada Twist, Scientist now has his own series on Netflix. But it’s the joy of their trip home that talks to Beaty the most. “It’s so. It’s wonderful,” Beaty said.

The Questioneers is the first exhibit the museum has built and is now open. The young characters will be there until next September before traveling the country.

“We are a permanent iconic location at the gateway to Naperville. We have to make sure we’re here for decades to come, ”Wiles said. “And that means we’re always creative and thoughtful about how we can not only serve our audience, but also help other organizations achieve this vision of ensuring access to extraordinary learning experiences so that all children can flourish. “

Aysha Ashley Househ of Naperville News 17 reports.


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