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Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions And How They Came To Be by Charlotte Foltz Jones

Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions And How They Came To Be by Charlotte Foltz Jones
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions And How They Came To Be by Charlotte Foltz Jones

An IRA-CBC Children's Choice Book

Piggy banks, silly putty, potato chips and frisbees are all things that were invented by mistake!

Author Charlotte Foltz Jones presents the stories behind forty things that were invented or named by accident, including aspirin, X-rays, frisbees, silly putty, and velcro. "Oops!" became "Aha!" when what went amiss turned into "Brown 'n serve" rolls, Coca-Cola, Post-it Notes, safety glass, Silly Putty, and tea-bags, among other Mistakes That Worked. How these inventions came to be is delightfully related by Jones in a collection of short, short stories easily read alone or aloud during those just-before-the-bell-rings, in-between-subjects, or any other minute-or-two change-of-pace times. All forty inventions have kid-appeal and the stories are told with animated playfulness.

Ages 8 + years

SKU SKU932
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