Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer by Fiona Robinson
Hi, Fiona Robinson! Thank you for dropping by to finish my sentences. I had fun chatting with you about Ada Lovelace, X-acto blades, picture books, and Anna Atkins.
Thank you, Mr. Schu!
If you look under the dust jacket you'll see a case cover featuring hole punched Jacquard loom cards. Ada based her computer program for Babbage's Analytical Engine on similar cards.
I created the illustrations in 3D and used over 500 X-acto blades! Luckily I have all my fingers intact...
I think Ada Lovelace was a fascinating woman. Unfortunately though some of her exploits were not suitable for a picture book!
Picture books are many things to a child; an adventure, a safe haven, a friend.
Mr. Schu, you should have asked me what my next book is about! Well, it's another picture book bio, this time about Anna Atkins, a Victorian lady who created the world's first book of photographs.
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