I Wonder Why Zippers Have Teeth And Other Questions about Inventions by Barbara Taylor


I Wonder Why Zippers Have Teeth And Other Questions about Inventions by Barbara Taylor

It is hard for kids to imagine that everything they see and use was once invented by someone. From computer games to ball point pens, Teddy bears to drinking straws, I Wonder Why Zippers Have Teeth clues kids into the behind-the-scenes people and stories behind many objects they use every day. The question and answer format is great for further discussion, the entertaining pictures keep the pages turning. It will change the way readers think about the things they use, and hopefully inspire a few to dream up some new ones!

About the Author

BARBARA TAYLOR has written more than 120 children's books and encyclopedias. She was previously Science Editor at London's Natural History Museum. She has won the American Association of Physics Science Award and the National Literacy Association Wow Award. KATRIN WIEHLE is a children's book illustrator and has spent most of her life living in Germany. Her book, Mein kleiner Wald, was given the award of most beautiful book by Stiftung Buchkunst in 2013. Katrin has since moved to Atlanta, USA, where she lives with her husband and two cats. Notable clients Katrin has worked with include Google and QED Publishing.

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32 pages


Barbara Taylor
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Publication date

8th November 2012



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