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Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions Kindle Edition
A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions, by Don Wulffson and illustrated by Laurie Keller.
"Originally, Play-Doh only came in white. There's a good reason for this. You see, Play-Doh didn't start out as a toy. It started out as a product for cleaning wallpaper."
Have you ever wondered who invented Lego, Mr. Potato Head, or toy trains? In Toys! are the fascinating stories behind these toy inventions and many others. Learn why the see-saw was popular with the Romans, how the Slinky was used during the Vietnam War, and the reason Raggedy Ann has a red heart on her chest that says "I love you." From dolls and checkers to pinball and the modern video game, there's a wide selection here for boys and girls alike.
With humor and wit, this intriguing book serves up slices of cultural history that will inspire young readers to start thinking up their own toy inventions.
From School Library Journal
Victoria Kidd, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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Here are the fascinating stories behind these toy inventions and many others. Learn why kites were popular in ancient China, how the Slinky was used during the Vietnam War, and the reason Raggedy Ann has a red heart that says "I love you" on her chest. From dolls and checkers to pinball and the modern video game, there's a wide selection for both boys and girls to pore over.
With humor and wit, this intriguing book serves up slices of cultural history that may just inspire young readers to think up their own toy inventions.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00P62HKJQ
- Publisher : Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1st edition (December 2, 2014)
- Publication date : December 2, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 6564 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 144 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,053,008 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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That makes me doubt literally all of the stories in the entire book unfortunately
I love discussing with them the humble origins that many of the most memorable toys of the last 100 years come from. You don't have to be a genius or wealthy to have a great, original idea.
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2019