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Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions by [Don Wulffson, Laurie Keller]

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Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions Kindle Edition

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Grade 4-8-Wulffson shares the stories behind classic and commercial toy inventions such as Legos, Mr. Potato Head, Raggedy Ann, toy soldiers, Twister, checkers, and remote control cars. Readers will discover that some of the most popular creations were the products of experiments gone awry, thus providing a lesson in persistence, surprise outcomes, and creative thinking. Several pages of history are provided for each plaything, followed by bulleted trivia, such as "The ingredient that gives Play-Doh its distinctive aroma is vanilla." Keller's clever black-and-white cartoons add humor to the already-engaging text. A light read or a lively report source on inventions.
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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Have you ever wondered who invented Mr. Potato Head, Lego, the bicycle, or even remote control cars?

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.

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  • 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
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    4.8 out of 5 stars 118 ratings

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