Toys!: amazing stories behind some great inventions
A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions.
"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? Here 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.
Level 6.8, 3 Points
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|Last Indexed||2018-07-20 01:15:00AM|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000500518|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|H. Holt,|2000.|137 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000659756|Book|Books|First Square Fish edition.|English|Square Fish,|2014.|196 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm|
|subject_facet||Inventions, Inventions -- History -- Juvenile literature, Toys, Toys -- History -- Juvenile literature|
|title_display||Toys! : amazing stories behind some great inventions|
|title_full||Toys! : amazing stories behind some great inventions / Don Wulffson ; illustrated by Laurie Keller, Toys! : amazing stories behind some great inventions / Don Wulffson ; with illustrations by Laurie Keller|
|title_sub||amazing stories behind some great inventions|
|topic_facet||History, Inventions, Toys|