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Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be Paperback – May 1, 1994
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The children love this book. It's witty (in a way children with Asperger's generally understand), the illustrations are funny, and it is interesting. The text is probably too complex for a lot of younger children, and would suit older primary and young secondary children better, although younger children can enjoy it being read to them with explanations where needed.
It's good for non Asperger's kids too and for teachers to use with history or science topic work.
The only down side for me is that for the UK, the language and content is a bit Americanised (e.g. `popsicles' rather than `ice pops', `potato chips' rather than 'crisps', and lots of Zs). An Anglicised version would be great!
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